Grants for New Episcopal Communities

New Episcopal Communities grants are intended to support operating/program expenses such as salary and benefits, insurance, rent, educational materials, and other operating needs, and are open to any New Episcopal Community with a sponsoring Episcopal diocese. Download the Grant Application Guide to find out what kind of funding is available and get started on your application today.

Upcoming Grant Deadlines:
November 15th, 2020
February 15, 2021

Most NEC grants also include the following requirements, to be fulfilled after the grant is awarded:

  • That the ministry developer (the church planter) attend a Discerning Missional Leadership Retreat or an equivalent assessment.  Though feedback from the retreat will not directly be shared with grant readers, the NEC Grant application asks questions about this feedback.  
  • That the ministry developer receive professional coaching
  • A Covenant Conversation with members of the Task Force on Church Planting and Redevelopment, the point leader for the new ministry, the Bishop and Diocesan fiscal agent.  The Covenant Conversation is a time to discuss expectations for the new ministry, resources and support, and methods for mutual accountability between the Ministry Developer and the Diocese.

CONTACT:
The Rev. Katie Nakamura Rengers

Staff Officer for Church Planting

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