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Grant Funds Available


Grant Funds Are Available for 2017

ABCOPAD has two funds we administer which are the Release God’s Power Fund and the Ministries of Christian Discipleship Fund. The earnings from these funds are to be used to provide grants to ABCOPAD churches and our related entities, within the stated guidelines of each fund. We normally disburse one half of the available funds in the Spring and the second half in the Fall/Winter season.

The purpose of the Release God’s Power Fund is to: 1) Help existing churches reach new people 2) Increase support of youth and family ministries 3) Start new churches and help existing churches relocate 4) Expand leadership training and development 5) Respond to new opportunities for mission.

The purpose of the Ministries of Christian Discipleship Fund is to: Support camping, conferencing, and retreat ministries. Additional cooperative ministries are youth and family events, leader training, and development and similar joint evangelistic and educational programs.

The applications for each of these grant funds are available on this website. These applications are fill-in forms and ALL applications MUST be typed. Each application must be submitted to a Regional Pastor for their recommendation. Applications are not to be submitted to the ABCOPAD administrative offices, they must go through the Regional Pastor in that corridor or the Regional Pastor most closely related to the ministry request.

The deadline for the 2017 Fall grants is October 20th. Application are to be submitted to a Regional Pastor. Grants are approved by the Mission Allocations Committee and sent to the ABCOPAD Board for final approval in early May. Disbursements will be made by mid-May. 

Downloadable Forms
Form instructions. 

The Grant Forms are in the new Adobe Acrobat Format. You can fill them out, print them and mail them to our Eastern or Western Regional Offices or email them to a Regional Staff member (email addresses available on the Regional Staff Page) The forms only work if you limit your answers to the space provided. If you need more space use the space provided and then email or snail mail additional information to your Regional Office. 

Ministries Of Christian Discipleship
(MCD) Grant Form pdf file

Ministries Of Christian Discipleship
MCD Grant Form MS Word file

Release God's Power (RGP) Grant Form pdf file

Release God's Power (RGP) Grant Form MS Word file