1001 New Worshiping Communities

Being the church in the 21st century requires faithful creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial leadership to reach new generations and populations. This grant is designed to encourage the birth of New Worshiping Communities (NWC’s) through congregations and presbyteries rather that to support the expansion of existing programs. Visit the 1001 Worshiping Communities website here.

NWC’s may apply for a one-time “Seed” Grant of up to $7,500.  Click here to be directed to our online filing cabinet for a Grant Application.

A brief definition of a New Worshiping Community is:

  • New
  1. Taking on varied forms of church for our changing culture
  2. Seeking to make and form new disciples of Jesus Christ
  • Worshiping
  1. Gathered by the Spirit to meet Jesus Christ in Word and Sacrament
  2. Sent by the Spirit to join God’s mission for the transformation of the world
  • Community
  1. Practicing mutual care and accountability
  2. Developing sustainability in leadership and finances