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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clergy Renewal Grant Balance: $ 1,298.78
The Clergy Renewal Fund was created by the Bicentennial Campaign in the early 1990s. 90% of the interest from the endowment is returned to the Presbytery quarterly and lodged in the designated reserve account (“Clergy Renewal Interest”) 10% of the interest is reinvested for growth of the principal. The Clergy Renewal is invested. The purpose of the fund, defined by the Presbytery in 1993, is:
a) Retreats for clergy (this includes CRE’s) and spouses
b) clergy convocations
c) clergy scholarships for continuing education and sabbaticals
d) other emerging needs for clergy renewal
The Committee on Ministry has the responsibility for developing processes and applications for use of the funds, and for granting approval for requests made to the fund. The Committee on Ministry shall report to the Presbytery at least annually on the dispersal of funds. An Application for Grants form should be used and sent to the Presbytery of the Northern Plains Leadership Pod.
Congregational Development Grant Balance: $ 35,784.69
The Congregational Development Fund was created by the Bicentennial Campaign in the early 1990s to bring seminary interns to plains churches. No funds are returned to the Presbytery automatically, but the Presbytery may request a portion of the funds annually.
The Leadership Pod administers the fund, and needs approval of the Presbytery to request more than 5.5% annually. An Application for Grants form should be used and sent to the Presbytery of the Northern Plains Leadership Pod.
New Church Development Grant Balance: $ 70,944.76
These are funds retained by the Presbytery for New Church Development. A ‘new church development’ means reaching new population with the gospel of Jesus Christ. This fund represented monies received from the sale of the property in South Fargo, and designated by the Presbytery for New Church Development.
Peacemaking Grant Balance: $ 3,099.02
The Peacemaking Offering supports the peacemaking efforts of the church at every governing body level and provides an opportunity to witness to God's gift of peace in the world. Gifts given to the Peacemaking Offering through a congregation are divided in the following manner - twenty-five percent retained by congregations for support of their own peacemaking ministry; 25 percent used to support presbytery and synod peacemaking efforts; and 50 percent forwarded to the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program of the General Assembly Council so that it can continue to provide assistance and resources for congregations and other bodies of the PC(USA).
The emphasis is broad: a congregation, elder or pastor can apply for funds for anything which ‘makes for peace’ (mission trips, racism training, new ecumenical work). An Application for Grants form should be used and sent to the Presbytery of the Northern Plains Leadership Pod.
Pentecost Grant Balance: $ 0
Currently grant is not available.
The Pentecost Offering enables the PC(USA) to encourage, develop and support its young people, as well as provide assistance to at-risk children. In addition, a large portion of this offering can be kept by individual congregations for use in their own communities.
The Pentecost Offering is traditionally received on the day of Pentecost. However, you can help sustain the important PC(USA) ministries and programs that are supported by the Pentecost Offering by making an online gift at any time throughout the year.
These are monies received from the Pentecost offering and retained by the Presbytery. An Application for Grants form should be used and sent to the Presbytery of the Northern Plains Leadership Pod.
Seminary Scholarship Balance: $ 5,772.31
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 Committee on Preparation for Ministry for use for scholarships for seminarians from the Presbytery of the Northern Plains.
No application needed as long as individuals are under the care of the Presbytery of the Northern Plains.
Small Church Ministries Support Balance: $ 25,016.03
These funds are to go toward to use of helping support small church ministries within the Presbytery of the Northern Plains. An Application for Grants form should be used and sent to the Presbytery of the Northern Plains Leadership Pod.