Grants

The Western North Carolina Conference Leadership Development Team supports the growth and evolution of WNC Clergy and Lay Ministry Professionals by securing a variety of outstanding programs and offering funding for individual opportunities.  Please look through the offerings identified below and follow the included instructions for requesting funding.   

WNCC Leadership Development Provider Grant Application

WNCC seeks to under-gird the leadership development of its Clergy and Lay Professionals by securing outstanding, affordable programs. Providers may apply for a grant enabling programs to be offered at a lesser cost...


Pastoral Study Project Grant by the Louisville Institute

Offering grants up to $15,000 to support independent or collaborative study projects for pastoral leaders investigating issues of faith, religious practices or institutions, and challenges facing society...

GrantsPersonal GrowthRenewal  Campus MinistryClergyPastoral CounselorsYouth Ministry  Other


Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Grants

Pastors are essential to nurture and sustain the spiritual vitality of Christian congregations. Spiritual guide, scholar, counselor, preacher, administrator, confidant, teacher, pastoral visitor and ...


Leadership Development Scholarships for Individuals

Scholarships are available to clergy and lay ministry professionals who have completed a qualifying Leadership Development program, to support the furtherance of goals established during the program...


Grant Evaluation

This form is for providers who have received a grant from the WNCC Leadership Development Team. Please submit evaluation form within 30 days of completion of the program...


MINISTRY DEVELOPMENT CONSULTATION

Available year round, this one-hour phone consultation with a leadership development professional is designed to assist you in planning for your growth and development, both personally and professionally.  This opportunity is beneficial for someone who has ideas about needed areas for growth, but would like support for identifying resources to support that growth or for those who are uncertain about where to begin their next phase of learning.  See page two of the PDF for more information...

 

Reinvesting local church apportionment dollars into Western North Carolina through the Leadership Development Team.


 

The Conference Council on Finance and Administration has adopted a policy, endorsed by Bishop Leeland and the WNCC Cabinet, that a church requesting a grant from the Conference, District and even General Church agency, must be progressing toward 100% payment of all 2020 apportionments.  This applies toward churches and clergy.  If your church doesn’t meet this qualification, a grant application should not be submitted.  We are endeavoring to work with churches that are striving to meet apportionment payment goals and will consider requests on a case by case basis.

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