Genesis: Cultivating New Ministries in the Episcopal Church

 

ENGLISH

The Advisory Group on Church Planting invites you to join us in the exciting work of starting new congregations and missional communities across the regions of the Episcopal Church.  We're convinced that our church is being called into new adventures in the "Jesus Movement" - to gather around the Holy Spirit's action in the world and to share in the Good News of God's extravagant love wherever it is to be found.  Our hope is to build a robust community of practice that identifies where new communities are forming around the church -creating spaces for ministry leaders to gather for mutual sharing  and support  and equipping them with spiritual, material, and relational resources for the work of the Gospel in their local contexts.  

ESPAŃOL

El Grupo Asesor de Sembrar Iglesias les invita a unirse a nosotros en esta labor emocionante de iniciar nuevas congregaciones y comunidades misioneras en todas las regiones de la Iglesia Episcopal. Estamos convencidos que nuestra iglesia está siendo llamada a nuevas aventuras en el “Movimiento de Jesús” – de reunirnos alrededor de la acción del Espíritu Santo en el mundo y de compartir en las Buenas Nuevas del amor extravagante de Dios en dondequiera que sea encontrado. Nuestra esperanza es de formar una comunidad de práctica vigorosa la cual identifica donde se están formando comunidades nuevas alrededor de laiglesia—creando el espacio donde los líderes de ministerio puedan reunirse para el intercambio mutuo y apoyo, y equiparlos con recursos espirituales, materiales, y relacionales para la obra del Evangelio en sus contextos locales.

       

 

The GENESIS Gathering - A Pre-Conference Event at Evangelism Matters
For Church Planters and Mission Developers
November 16 - 17, 2016 |  
Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Dallas, Texas
Details and Registration Below

followed by
Evangelism Matters
November 18 - 19, 2016   |   Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration,  Dallas, Texas
In Partnership with the Episcopal Church, Forward Movement, and the Diocese of Dallas
Conference Registration and Details HERE  |  Registration Code: CHPLANTER

The GENESIS Gathering - A Pre-Conference Event at Evangelism MattersFor Church Planters and Mission Developers November 16 - 17, 2016 |   Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Dallas, Texas Details and Registration Below followed byEvangelism Matters...

SPANISH

Two categories of grants will be available on a rolling basis beginning April 1, 2016.  Applications for this round are due June 1.  Applications received after that time will be considered in the fall. 

The average awards are $20,000 for Mission Enterprise Zones and $100,000 for new church starts, but the Advisory Group on Church Planting will consider proposals of differing amounts as fits the needs of the new initiative.

Category I: Discernment Grants

Discernment Grant Application Link [English / Spanish

These grants are for dioceses, missioners, and church planters interested in exploring and assessing the possibilities for church planting and mission within their region with a coach or consultant.  These grants are designed to fulfill the preliminary requirements of those applying  for funding grants.  

Category II: Funding Grants

Funding Grant Application [English / Spanish
Funding Grant Re-application [English / Spanish(If a grant has been previously received)

A.  Church Plant or New Congregation 
This grant is available for Church Plants and Planters with the endorsement of their Diocesan Bishop.  Church plants and new congregations may assume traditional or innovative forms, but their primary gathering point is around word and sacrament, out of which their ministry flows.  Examples:  St. Mary Magdalene, Manor, TXBushwick Abbey, Brooklyn, NYSt. Peter's, McKinney, TXThad's, Santa Monica, CANativity, Scottsdale, AZ

B.  Mission Enterprise Zone (MEZ)/Missional Initiative
Mission Enterprise Zones primarily gather around ministries of service, justice, and mercy with communities of a particular demographic.  Mission Enterprise Zones are experimental in nature; witness in the world is the entry point.  Mission Enterprise Zones may or may not require a full-time staff person and may be designed to run for a limited amount of time.  The funding required for these projects is typically less than that of a Church Plant or New Congregation.  Examples of this type of project include:   Laundry Love, Santa Monica, CAThe Stamford Supper Club, Stamford CT

C. MEZ-Church Plant Hybrid
This category is perhaps the most flexible and creative - intended for innovative and entrepreneurial communities in which the celebration of word and sacrament is explicitly and inextricably bound to mission in the neighborhood. Examples of this kind of project/congregation include:  Southside Abbey, Chattanooga, TNSt. Gabriel's, Leesburg, VAThe Abbey, Birmingham, AL

For more information, please contact us at churchplanting@episcopalchurch.org

       

SPANISH Two categories of grants will be available on a rolling basis beginning April 1, 2016.  Applications for this round are due June 1.  Applications received after that time will be considered in the fall.  The average awards are $20,000...

***Some folks have been experiencing issues with the form.  Please email to churchplanting@episcopalchurch.org if you experience technical difficulties.  Thanks!***

As the newly formed Advisory Group on Church Planting prepares to release its invitation to the 2016 grant-cycles for new worshiping communities and Mission Enterprise Zones, we invite artists, graphic designers, and dreamers from throughout the Episcopal Church to participate in the visioning process. A $500 prize will be awarded to the most inspiring title and logo for a renewed church planting movement effort across the church.  Images must be high resolution and in a standard format (i.e. .png .jpg, .tif, .psd, .eps).  Please include your name, email address, phone number, and home congregation with your submission. Winners will be chosen by vote of the advisory group and informed by the end of May. The work of the Church Planting Advisory Group is in execution of the 2015 General Convention Resolution D005:  Creating a Capacity to Plant Churches. Teams of people from congregations, seminaries, campus ministries, etc.. are welcome to participate.

Deadline:  EXTENDED TO JUNE 20, 2016!

Please don't hesitate to contact us at churchplanting@episcopalchurch.org with any questions. 

***Some folks have been experiencing issues with the form.  Please email to churchplanting@episcopalchurch.org if you experience technical difficulties.  Thanks!***

 

       

***Some folks have been experiencing issues with the form.  Please email to churchplanting@episcopalchurch.org if you experience technical difficulties.  Thanks!*** As the newly formed Advisory Group on Church Planting prepares to release its...