New WorshipingNOTE: This grant is only for Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-affiliated organizations that reside within the bounds of the Synod of the Trinity.

We live in a time of great change, both in church and culture. It is a time rich with opportunity to reach people for Jesus Christ, and it is critical that we build the church’s capacity to respond faithfully, without the fear of failure. Congregations, presbyteries and faith-based organizations are encouraged to dream and explore new and innovative possibilities for ministry and mission.

In partnership with the Presbyterian Mission Agency, this one-time grant will assist with a portion of the matching funds necessary for Investment and Growth Grants for New Worshiping Communities. Please fill out the Synod application, after filing for the General Assembly Grant, and attach that paperwork to this application before sending it in. General Assembly grants are available at:

  • Investment Grant here
  • Growth Grant here

Based on budget and need, grants of up to $7,000 may be awarded to the applicant.

To download the Innovation Grant for New Worshiping Communities 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

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

Helpful Hints

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.)