Lifting up stories from across the state is critical to building connections, forging a stronger congregational community, and helping others grow. Has Center for Congregations helped you navigate a challenge or opportunity? Please share your story with us.
Our team is here to help you get clarity around what is possible, which resources are available, and how you might best use them to meet your congregational goals.
We understand that funding is sometimes the biggest hurdle when starting a new project or addressing a challenge within a congregation. The Center for Congregations’ grant program supports Indiana congregations with meeting their goals through funding a variety of expenses, resources, and activities. We offer a variety of matching grants and special grant programs to allow congregations to select the funding that best meets their needs.
Plus, we are with you every step of the way. A Center for Congregations staff member will be available to answer any questions from completing the application to receiving your grant and follow-up reporting.
Congregational grants are made possible by a grant to the Center for Congregations from the Lilly Endowment Inc.
The Equity Grant is designed to serve congregations impacted by systemic injustice or inequality. This funding opportunity is a 90/10 matching grant up to $25,000. To qualify, a congregation must have annual gross income of under $100,000, and be either a congregation of color or a rural congregation.
The Mental Health Initiative is an education and grant initiative designed to assist Indiana congregations in addressing mental health and wellness among their members. This opportunity includes educational sessions and a grant of up to $40,000 to fund expenses and activities that support mental health programming in congregations.
I don’t think this would’ve happened if it weren’t for the Center for Congregations giving us not just one, but two grants. What once was a dying church in a backwater town is now a shining light from the gospel in two different locations.
Sr. Pastor John Hill
Wheatfield, IN & Hebron, IN
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How have other congregations met their goals with the support of the Center for Congregations?