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. Please see Continuing Education Grants below.
* Sponsoring bodies shall provide a proposed budget for the program and a plan for sustainability for those programs designed to be on-going.
* The sponsoring body must provide at least one-third of the cost of the program.
* The fund supports up to two-thirds of the cost, to a maximum of $8,000.
* In most cases the maximum length of funding will be two years, with a preference for projects that can be completed within one year.
*Congregations and outreach ministries seeking to hire Christian educators to develop Christian education programming are welcome to apply.
*Preference will be given to first-time applicants.
*Preference will be given to new initiatives.
*A grant can be terminated because of an unreasonable extension of the time, or because of failure to implement the project as submitted in the application.
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
Photographs and a summary of the program will be submitted to Canadian Ministries within four weeks after the program has been completed. This enables your story to be shared with the denomination.
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
in Stewardship & Planned Giving or
Jen de Combe
in Canadian Ministries.