The purpose of the Creative Ministry with Children and Youth Fund of The Presbyterian Church in Canada (PCC) is to encourage the development of Christian education programs for children and youth and to cultivate excellence in the area of Christian education leadership within the PCC.
The fund is administered by the Life and Mission Agency of the PCC. The right to grant or refuse requests will be based on the priorities of the Life and Mission Agency.
Decisions for the distribution of the fund will be made at regular intervals by the Life and Mission Agency through Canadian Ministries.
Conditions of Disbursement
Grants will be made available to congregations and outreach missions to develop Christian education programs for children and youth.
Continuing Education Grants
One-time grants will be made available to individuals working in the field of Christian education within the PCC who participate in The Association of Presbyterian Christian Educators (APCE) 2021 Virtual Event: Anything But Ordinary Time. The 3-day, online event will allow participants a closer-than-front-row seat to every plenary speaker, preacher, musician and workshop leader. For more information on this event please go to: https://apcenet.org/2021-annual-event/.
Up to 20 grants of $100 (US dollars) will be made available to Christian educators to attend the online APCE event.
An extract of minutes from the applicant’s Session/presbytery/synod affirming the support of the sponsoring court is required to be eligible for consideration.
Expectations After Receiving a Grant
Conference participants are expected to submit a short report outlining key takeaways and a description of how the conference will impact their ministry with children and youth.
Applicants must add to any literature the following acknowledgement: "Supported in part by a bequest from The Presbyterian Church in Canada."
Continued Contributions to the Fund
Donors who wish to contribute to this fund may contact Karen Plater in Stewardship & Planned Giving or Jen de Combe in Canadian Ministries.