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 Canadian Ministries of the Life and Mission Agency of the PCC. The right to grant or refuse requests will be at the discretion of Canadian Ministries on the basis of 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 for Christian Educators: One-time grants will also be made available to individuals working in the field of Christian education within the PCC to encourage participation in the following two leadership training events: Canada Youth, Youth Ministry Training track and The Association of Presbyterian Christian Educators (APCE) annual event.
Continuing Education Grants
In the years in which Canada Youth is held up to 10 grants of $500.00 will be made available to Christian educators enrolled in the Canada Youth, Youth Ministry Training track.
Each year, up to 6 grants of $750.00 will be made available to Christian educators to attend the annual Association of Presbyterian Christian Educators event.
An extract of minutes from a 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.