The New Ministries Fund was established with funds received by the sale of the Church House in Collegeville to be used for new ministries. Click the link below to download an application in Word format.
The follow letter was sent to PSEC churches, pastors, and leaders in March of 2016 and is a good resource to explain the Fund.
March 2, 2016
Dear PSEC Brothers and Sisters,
You have dreams for new ministry possibilities and PSEC has funds to help make them real. Difficult decisions that closed doors in our Conference’s past have opened new windows for future ministry opportunities. The PSEC New Ministries Fund was introduced at our 2015 Fall Meeting and the application process was posted on the PSEC website. Here is what you need to know.
Through a PSEC Conference Consistory approved grant program, requests for monies from the New Ministries Fund will be received via application two times each year. Each request will be received by the Conference Minister and forwarded to the Conference Consistory for consideration. A maximum of $15,000 will be granted per request. The request will be evaluated within a matrix that will include, but not be limited to:
- the intended use of the funds,
- how the ministry supports the PSEC 20/20 Vision,
- measurable impact on communities and congregations,
- the project timeline, and
- the financial support (if available) from ministry partners.
To be considered, new applications must be submitted either by January 1 or July 1 of each year. Selected new ministries will receive grants within two months of the January 1 or July 1 cutoff. Those not selected are strongly encouraged to reapply. Each new ministry recipient is required to complete a full report within a year of receiving the grant so that the new ministry can be recognized and celebrated at the annual PSEC Fall/Spring Conference Meeting. This process will continue until all funds have been utilized OR we receive additional contributions assigned to the PSEC New Ministries Fund.
Sustaining grant requests will be considered based on the success of the new ministry funded by the initial grant. Submissions for a different “new ministry” from a previous grant recipient are welcome.
Blessings to all of you as you dream dreams, see visions and venture into new ministries and new ways of being Church.
Grace and Peace,
Rev. Bill Worley
PSEC Conference Minister