The Gospel Future Fund Leadership Grant is designed to assist churches with seed funding for a Church Apprentice or Church Planting Apprentice for 2 years ($5,000 each year over 2 years).
The purpose of the Leadership Grant
Recent studies into Australian church planting identified the correlation of prior church planting experience and having reasonable expectations on the health and growth of a church plant.
The Leadership Grant will provide grants to encourage church plants to train apprentices and potential church planters post-college.
Who can apply:
Men: Church Apprentices;
For men, preference will be given to those who are pursuing church planting, or doing their apprenticeships in a church plant (i.e. a church that has launched in the past 5 years).
Women: Church Apprentices and bible colleges students.
Those who can apply for the Leadership Grant will fulfil the following criteria:
– Men & Women currently working in, or enrolling for, an apprenticeship (i.e. MTS, MTN, Metro etc.) in a local church context).
– Women who are currently studying at Bible College and are involved in local church ministry.
– Anyone who has not received this funding previously.
Note: You will not be considered for funding if you do not complete both parts of the church planter self assessment tool, as explained in the application form.
The Grant will provide funding of up to $5,000 per annum for 2 years.
The 2023 grant round has closed. The 2024 round will open for applications between 16 September – 4 October 2024.
More information and details concerning the grant requirements, including financial arrangements are available by contacting the Gospel Future Fund team: firstname.lastname@example.org