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Grants for “Mission Enterprise Zones and for New Church Starts”

Grants for “Mission Enterprise Zones and for New Church Starts”

Episcopal Church Mission Enterprise Zones, New Church Starts grants announced

The Episcopal Church

Office of Public Affairs

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Bishop Stacy Sauls, Chief Operating Officer of The Episcopal Church, has announced the first recipients of the grants for Mission Enterprise Zones and for New Church Starts.

These two innovative Episcopal Church initiatives are funded through the Five Marks of Mission triennial budget, approved by General Convention July 2012. In the budget, $2 million was allotted for the work of establishing Mission Enterprise Zones and for supporting New Church Starts for the First Mark of Mission, To proclaim the Good news of the Kingdom.

Matching grants were available for up to $20,000 for a Mission Enterprise Zone and up to $100,000 for New Church Starts.

Thirty grants totaling $1.3 million were awarded to 27 dioceses, including two Episcopal/Lutheran initiatives. The committee continues to meet monthly to review new applications. Application forms can be accessed here

Applications were reviewed and considered by the Local Mission and Ministry Committee of Executive Council, serving as the review committee for the grant applications.

Grant recipients

The following are the grant recipients, the sponsoring diocese and the amount:

Allston Project, Diocese of Massachusetts, $100,000

Canton/Fells Point Mission, Diocese of Maryland and Delaware-Maryland Synod of the ELCA, $100,000

Divine Power Yoga, Diocese of Chicago /Metro Chicago Synod, $100,000

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Hurricane Shelter, Sewing Clinic, Diocese of Honduras, $20,000

Episcopal Development Agency of Thomasville, Diocese of Georgia, $20,000

GEORGE: Center for Community – An Artist’s Space, Diocese of Olympia, $20,000

Grace Church – Episcopal, Diocese of Oklahoma, $100,000

Hmong Ministry Planting Initiative, Diocese of Minnesota, $100,000

Holy Apostles Episcopal Sudanese Church, Diocese of South Dakota, $20,000

Iglesia Santa Maria, Diocese of Arizona, $100,000

Kairos West Community Center, Diocese of Western North Carolina, $20,000

Korean Ministry of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Diocese of El Camino Real, $20,000

La Iglesia Detroit, Diocese of Michigan, $100,000

Latino Ministry Leadership Development, Diocese of Southwest Florida, $20,000

Lawrence House Service Corps, Western Massachusetts, $20,000

Living our Baptismal Covenant Together, Diocese of Idaho , $20,000

Mission Christ the Liberator (Cristo Libertador), Diocese of Dominican Republic, $100,000

Organizing Latinos for Mission, Diocese of San Diego, $20,000

Our Lady Of Guadalupe Episcopal Church, Diocese of Olympia, $100,000

Reviving Cultural and Ministry Needs of the Penn Hills Area, Diocese of Pittsburgh, $20,000

Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, Diocese of Maine, $20,000

St. Columba Church Replant, Diocese of Hawaii, $20,000

St. Mary in Palms Spanish speaking ministry, Diocese of Los Angeles, $100,000

St. Matthew’s Mission Enterprise, Diocese of Northern California, $20,000

The Matthew 25 Project, Diocese of Los Angeles, $20,000

Trinity Episcopal Bread and Roses Ministry, Diocese of Virginia, $20,000

Urban Core Mission Enterprise Zone, Diocese of Southern Ohio, $20,000

Warriors of the Dream – Transforming Violence, Building Leaders, Diocese of New York, $20,000

Westside Ministry Partnership, Diocese of Northern Indiana, $20,000

Young Adult Ministry Development Team, Diocese of Iowa, $20,000

For more information contact the Rev. Thomas Brackett, Episcopal Church Missioner for New Church Starts and Missional Initiatives.

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James Dugan

I am curious, what is Divine Power Yoga?

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