2018-19 Grant Application

Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant from the Bishop’s Congregational Mission Fund of the Lower Susquehanna Synod, “Where the hungry are fed as we have been fed by Christ.”

The purpose of the Bishop’s Congregational Mission Fund shall be to provide initial funding support for the growth of Word and Sacrament ministries within the territory of this synod, such as funds to acquire sites and provide grants to congregations who have committed to specific plans to expand their ministries, and funds to provide grants to congregations who have elected to relocate or consolidate with other congregations. (S11.01.02 of LSS Constitution)

2018-19 Missional Priorities of the Lower Susquehanna Synod:

  1. Equip Leaders – With Jesus as the model for our faith, we are committed to equipping leaders who understand, practice and live the Gospel.
  2. Encourage Cooperation – Jointly rediscovering the power of the Gospel, we are nurturing life-changing relationships with God, one another and the world.
  3. Engage in New Mission – For the sake of God’s mission, we are growing discipling communities that encourage each other to discover and use our gifts in service to the world.

Applications are received year-round.  The Bishop’s Congregational Mission Fund Committee will meet three times per year in order to read applications received before January 1st, April 1st and October 1st.  You will receive acknowledgement of receipt of your application within one week of applying. You will receive approval or denial of your application by the end of the corresponding month in which the Committee meets.  In the event of denial, you will receive an explanation.  In the event of approval, you will receive an email explaining next steps.  Funds will be distributed no later than one month following notification of approval.

Thank you, again, for your partnership!

The Bishop’s Congregational Mission Fund Committee