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Mission Program Grants
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For more information:

Tim McCallister
(800) 728-7228, x5230
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100 Witherspoon Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Grant Writing Materials

Who Can Receive a Grant

Mission Program Grants in partnership with congregations and mid councils provide short-term, start-up funds for New Worshiping Communities and Presbytery Grants for Congregational Transformation.  The resources on this page will help you prepare your grant proposal.  If you have questions about whether you qualify or about other funding opportunities, please contact:

Tim McCallister, Associate
Phone (800) 728-7228, x5230

Bill Moore, Administrative Assistant
Phone (800) 728-7228, x5251

Manual of Administrative Operations

The Manual of Administrative Operations describes the work of the Mission Development Resources Committee. The contents of the manual remain flexible allowing amendments and additions to be made as recommended by the committee and approved by the Presbyterian Mission Agency.


Starting New Worshiping Communities: A Process of Discernment

Starting New Worshiping Communities: A Process of Discernment is a series of 5 tasks with steps to provide a process of discernment and contextualization that a team can work through together to form a new worshiping community.


Starting New Initiatives: A Discernment Process

Starting New Initiatives: A Discernment Process is designed to be both a discernment process and a practical guide for engaging the community.  It helps a Session and congregation integrate the work the church needs to do with the spirtual leadership Elders are called to exhibit.  It will also lead a congregation to go beyond its walls and engage the community in a new way.


 Dates and Deadlines

Mission Program Grants Proposal Submission and Review Dates

2016 Cut-off Date for Receipt of Proposals


2016 Review Date (Received on Time)


2016 Review Date (Received Late)

February 10


March 16-17*


April 13

March 9


April 13


May 11

April 13


May 11


August 18

July 13


August 8*


October 12

September 14


October 12


November 9

October 12


November 9


March 6, 2017

* Face-to-Face Mission Development Resources Committee Meeting

The Sam & Helen R. Walton Award Nominations need to be filed for each nominee and received in the Office of Mission Program Grants by January 31st of each year.  The 2016 Mission Development Resources Committee Review Date will be March 16 – 17.*