FCF New Faith Community Grant Application

The Faith Community Formation Office (FCF), in partnership with District Chief Missional Strategists, is looking to identify churches and communities with untapped potential in promising mission fields. The goal is to make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world and help churches and communities grow to greater spiritual life and mission.

The proposal must be accepted and approved by the District Chief Missional Strategist, FCF Director, and Bishop Swanson. Examples of possible new faith communities are: Fresh Expressions (including Dinner Church), Vital Mergers, Multi-Site Expansion, Partnerships, Adoptions, Online Faith Communities, etc. Please note that applications for grants will not automatically constitute funding.

Please complete the following application and click the submission button below.

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Contact Information:

Primary Point of Contact for this Application: Please provide the name of the best point of contact should there be any questions regarding your application. Fields with an asterisk are required fields for submission.

*First Name
*Last Name
Address 1
City
State
Zip
*Phone
*Email
General Information
Name of Proposed New Faith Community:
Location of Proposed New Faith Community:

This is a required field - your application will not be considered if not completed.

New Faith Community Leader(s) - Name, phone number and email address:

Please list those who will be leading this proposed New Faith Community as well as providing their contact information (main phone number & eamil address). This is a required field - your application will not be considered if not completed.

District Name:

Please select your district from the drop-down list. This is a required field - your application will not be considered if not completed.

Have you discussed this with your District Chief Missional Strategist?

This is a required field - your application will not be considered if not completed.

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Sponsoring Congregation Information (if applicable)
Which Local Church(es) is/are sponsoring this proposed New Faith Community?
Please share the name(s) and contact information of the Sr./Lead Pastor(s) of the Local Church sponsor(s).

Primary phone number(s) and email address(es).

Request for Funding Application
Please state the amount of your grant request:

This is a required field - your application will not be considered if not completed.

Vision - Strategy - Goals

Please provide concise answers to the following questions. PLEASE NOTE that there are no character limits on any of the boxes below.  So, while the boxes look small, the box will expand as you type.

TARGET:

Who do you intend to reach that you're not already reaching? Who are you trying to reach, what demographics, what needs are you trying to meet, what leads you to believe they might be receptive? This is a required field - your application will not be considered if not completed.

VISION:

What is your vision for this New Faith Community; be specific, include numbers? This is a required field - your application will not be considered if not completed.

DISCERNMENT:

What research and due diligence has been done in preparation? This is a required field - your application will not be considered if not completed.

STRATEGY:

This is a required field - your application will not be considered if not completed.
Provide your:

  • Give time frame with dates on the calendar; 
  • Any resources available (including local community resources); 
  • What is the dedicated space that will be used; and
  • Are there any core groups already dedicated for this New Faith Community?
DISCIPLESHIP PATHWAY:

How will this make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world; what is the pathway to discipleship for this New Faith Community? This is a required field - your application will not be considered if not completed.

Who will the lead person be and who will assist them?

Provide the names the team. This is a required field - your application will not be considered if not completed.

Identify the prayer team who will be praying for and supporting this New Faith Community:

This is a required field - your application will not be considered if not completed.

Name any community partnerships that will be a part of this new faith community project:

This is a required field - your application will not be considered if not completed.

Is there a specific model that is being used for inspiration and direction?

Review some of the new faith community models available here. This list is NOT exhaustive - each and every new faith community is unique, you are only limited by your imagination. This is a required field - your application will not be considered if not completed.

Financial Plan:

You must provide a budget (or financial plan) including benchmarks that must be achieved that define success for this Faith Community that include a defined process for when and how to end the New Faith Community if it does not reach those dated benchmarks. This is a required field - your application will not be considered if not completed.

Helpful resources to use (PDF format):

Attach supporting documents here:

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: This is a required field - your application will not be considered if not completed.

  • Budget or financial plan with benchmarks
Attach file pdf, doc(x), xls(x), jpg/gif/png, ppt - up to 25 MB

What is your timeline?

This is a required field - your application will not be considered if not completed.

*Grant Application is complete?

To save your work, ALWAYS click on the "Submit Form" button below.

  • If you are not finished with your application, click "No" and then the "Submit Form" button below OR
  • Once your application is complete, click "Yes" and then the "Submit Form" button below.
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