College and university campuses are a part of the larger neighborhood in which many of our congregations exist. They are filled with faculty, staff and students — often primarily young adults! How do we reach out to them — both those who have a church affiliation back home, and those who have never known church?
We believe that congregations are called to a special role in making those connections for ministry, whether that role is to provide fellowship, meals, study, worship or a safe space away from campus. Each congregation must consider its own gifts and the needs of the campus to discover its potential role with and for that community. This one-time grant will assist a congregation seeking to develop a new, ongoing campus connection.
To download the Innovation Grant for Congregationally Connected Campus Ministry application, click here. (After downloading this application to your desktop, it should appear as a fillable form. After saving the form, it can be emailed to the Synod of the Trinity at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Note: An entity may only apply for one Synod grant per year. Please choose carefully as you consider your application.
Feb. 1: Funding decisions will be made by March 1
May 1: Funding decisions will be made by June 1
Oct. 1: Funding decisions will be made by Nov. 1
Check out this quick video that explains how to download and prepare your fillable grant form, including three detailed ways to create that electronic signature that will allow for faster interaction between congregations and presbyteries. Find the video tutorial here. (For a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to help you view the application, click here.)