Other Episcopal Church Grants
Below you will find information from the Missionary Society that may be of benefit to those who are a part of a faith community within the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. Note: ECMN is located in province VI.
First Mark of Mission: To proclaim the good news of the Kingdom
Church plants and Mission Enterprise Zones
Provides matching grants, training, and support for the planting of congregations or establishing a Mission Enterprise Zone. A “Mission Enterprise Zone,” is a geographic area, group of congregations, or an entire diocese committed to mission and evangelism that engages under-represented groups, including youth and young adults, people of color, poor and working-class people, people with a high school diploma or less, and/or people with little or no church background or involvement.
Campus Ministry Grants
Provides grants to establish or revitalize campus ministry locations.
Second Mark of Mission: To teach, baptize and nurture new believers
Indigenous Theological Training Grants
Provides training for Indigenous leaders in the Episcopal Church – those called to lay and ordained ministry.
Awards grants to variety of mission and ministry initiatives, preferably for the work in religious education.
Used for the training of town and country clergy and rural Christian workers of the Episcopal Church.
Funds are provided for the improvement of seminary-based theological education, support of research, writing and course development undertaken by faculty.
Provides funds for cross cultural learning opportunities, specifically for seminarian education.
Awards scholarships for educational purposes for a variety of constituents within the broader Episcopal community including seminary education, children of missionaries, and other designated groups. Preference is given to individuals who possess financial hardship.
Third Mark of Mission: To respond to human need by loving service
Engage Episcopalians in work with poor and oppressed people, wherever they are found, to meet basic human needs and to build a just society.
Fourth Mark of Mission: To transform unjust structures of society
United Thank Offering
Provides funds for programs that address compelling human needs by supporting the alleviation of poverty, both domestically and internationally. Grant opportunities exist for faith communities, young adults and seminarians.