The Presbyterian Foundation has a grant to help pastors and churches

The Presbyterian Foundation has a program to help church leaders finance the expense of attending a course on church financial management.

Please help us spread the word among your pastors, commissioned ruling elders (CRE), and leaders of 1001 New Worshiping Communities. The Presbyterian Foundation invites these pastoral leaders to apply for a Church Financial Leadership Grant to assist with the financial cost of attending finance-related educational activities. Our goal is to help them institute best practices for church financial leadership, introduce them to new models of giving and stewardship, and offer them new ways to talk about money and form generous disciples within their church.

The Church Financial Leadership grants are matching funds, and applicants must provide the source(s) for the other half of expenses. Eligible expenses include registration fees, transportation, lodging, meals and other expenses for approved church financial leadership events, training and continuing education opportunities.

The application deadline is June 15, 2018. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Grant applications take approximately four weeks to process. Click here for an application. If you have questions, send an email here.

The grants were made possible from the Foundation’s work as part of a generous grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.’s National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders.