“We’ve learned so much about the 1001 ministry from our mid-council partners and leaders of these new worshiping communities,” says Mission Program Grants associate Tim McCallister.
“We’ve re-designed these 1001 grants to better serve our constituencies.”
The New Worshiping Communities “Seed" Grant provides an initial $7,500 to help start a 1001 community.
Both the “Investment” and “Growth” grant require dollar matching from a mid-council, congregation or in kind support.
All new worshiping community leaders are still eligible to apply for a Health Insurance Grant, worth $1,500 per year — twice renewable.
Since the 1001 movement began in July of 2012, Mission Program Grants has given out 162 $7,500 “Seed” Grants — originally designed for the first six months of ministry — and 40 $17,500 ”Investment Grants.”
Mission Program Grants is part of Evangelism & Church Growth ministries in the Presbyterian Church, (U.S.A.) Mission Agency.