Grants

The Presbytery of the Northern Plains has the following grant opportunities available.  It is the hope that these funds will allow the opportunity to assist you in completing a project or starting a new ministry. For additional information, please contact the Presbytery office at 701-772-0783 or email pnpoffice@gmail.com.

Clergy Renewal Grant                                                        Balance: $ 564.89

 

The Clergy Renewal Fund was created by the Bicentennial Campaign in the early 1990s.  Its purpose, defined by the Presbytery in 1993, is to financially support: 

  • Retreats for clergy/CLPs and spouses 

  • Clergy/CLP convocations 

  • Clergy/CLP scholarships for continuing education and sabbaticals 

  • Other emerging needs for clergy/CLP renewal 

 

The Care for Pastoral Leaders Pod will review applications and make recommendations to the Leadership Pod for their approval.  An Application for Grants form should be used and sent to the Presbytery of the Northern Plains’ office.   

Congregational Development Grant                                      Balance: $ 40,177.87

 

The Congregational Development Grant helps churches to enhance leadership, including, but not limited to, seminary internships, CLP training, technological advancement, and emerging programs. 

The Care for Congregations Pod reviews and recommends applications for the Leadership Pod’s approval.  The maximum request is $2000.  An Application for Grants form shall be used and sent to the Presbytery of the Northern Plains Office. 

New Church Development Grant                                          Balance: $ 71,860.98

These are funds retained by the Presbytery to make new disciples of Jesus Christ.   

The Care for Congregations Pod will review applications and make recommendations to the Leadership Pod for their approval.  An Application for Grants form should be used and sent to the Presbytery of the Northern Plains’ Office.  

 

Peace and Global Witness Grant                                          Balance: $ 8,552.39

 

The Peace and Global Witness Offering enables the church to promote the Peace of Christ by addressing systems of conflict and injustice across the world. Gifts given to the Peace and Global Witness offering through the congregation are divided by the congregation retaining twenty-five percent for their efforts to connect with the global witness of Christ’s peace and the other seventy-five percent being divided to support presbytery, synod, and PCUSA ministries of peace and reconciliation efforts. 

The emphasis and use of the grant are broad. We hope it will encourage congregations, ministry teams, or individuals to deal with conflict, provide nurturing reconciliation, and stand in support of our global sisters and brothers because the peace of Christ belongs to people everywhere.   

The Mission Pod will review applications and make recommendations to the Leadership Pod for their approval.  An Application for Grants form should be used and sent to the Presbytery of Northern Plains’ office.   

Seminary Scholarship                                                        Balance: $ 7,098.14

 

Income from offerings taken at ordinations and installations (see P-6.01012c) as well as income from the Julia Euland Fund are deposited into the Seminary Scholarship Reserve Account, to be disbursed by the Continuing Preparation for Ministry Pod for use for scholarships for seminarians from the Presbytery of the Northern Plains. 

No application is needed as long as individuals are under the care of the Presbytery of the Northern Plains.

  

Small Church Ministries Support                                          Balance: $ 22,516.03

These funds are to be used to help support small church (less than 100 members) ministries within the boundaries of the Presbytery of the Northern Plains.  The grant will match up to 50% of the total cost of the ministry, with a cap of $3000.  The funds are not intended to be used for building repairs.   

The Care for Congregations Pod will review applications and make recommendations to the Leadership Pod for their approval.  An Application for Grants form should be used and sent to the Presbytery Office.