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Spring 2015 Grant Requests Deadline March 20th, 2015.
Submit Spring grants to a Regional Pastor once they are completed.

Spring 2015 Grant Application Period is now closed.  
More opportunities in the Fall of 2015 

It’s time for the 2015 Spring/Summer Grant Cycle.

The deadline for grant requests to be submitted to one of the Regional Pastors is March 20, 2015. Forms and guidelines are available via the links near the bottom of this web page.

Please be aware that the guidelines for each of the three funds, require that a church currently supports the Partners in Ministry offering as well as having submitted their Annual Church Report for 2014, this year.

 All funds currently have money available for distribution.  Release God’s Power and Ministries of Christian Discipleship grant requests should be limited to $3,000. Approved grants will be disbursed in December, following approval by the ABCOPAD Board. 

Message from ABCOPAD Treasurer, Caryl Casey,

  A GREAT OFFER!   Every morning when I look at my new e-mails, there can easily be 10 to 20 great offers.  I can buy one pair of boots and get a second one for half off.  I can buy two candles and get two free.  There are coupons for 20%, 30% and sometimes even 50% off of lawn furniture, back to school clothes, laptops or printers.  As I was thinking about how many great offers come my way on a daily basis, I was realized I’ve never gotten an offer where they said, “Tell us what you want and if the money is available, we’ll pay for it.”
  Ok, so it might be stretching the point a little bit to say that ABCOPAD is able to make an offer like that to your congregation. What is true is the fact that your church family may have had a dream for years of being to share ministry in some meaningful way with the community around your church. Perhaps there’s a program that should already be in place because the face of your congregation has changed and now you have children coming each week and you aren’t connecting with them or more senior citizens who would love the opportunity to be involved in a special outreach with their church.

  The Legacy Fund, Ministries of Christian Discipleship Fund and the Release God’s Power Fund exist for the purpose of giving churches and camps seed money to begin new ministries. Check out the guidelines for each fund to see which category best matches the programming or outreach your congregation has been thinking about. Talk with one of the Regional Pastors if you need additional information. The deadline for the Fall/Winter grants to be submitted to the Regional Pastors is March 20th. 

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 Eastern or Western 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

Legacy Grant Form pdf file

Legacy Grant Form MS Word file

MCD & RGP Guidelines
Legacy Grant Guidelines
Additional Legacy Grant Guidelines

Legacy Grants 
Grant Money Available

Short video clip of Regional Executuve Pastor,
Rev. Frank Frischkorn explaining Legacy Grants

ABCOPAD Legacy Grants
High Res. (18 Meg)

ABCOPAD Legacy Grants
Low Res. (2 Meg)

    The Mission Allocation Committee along with the ABCOPAD Board of Directors is pleased to announce the availability of the Legacy Grant Funds.

          At the end of their congregational life several churches, in 2008 / 2009 chose to invest in regional ministry by leaving their assets to be used as grant funding.  Their dream for ABCOPAD churches and organizations, meshed with the regional vision of supporting ministry in the following three areas: to build up and strengthen healthy congregations and lay leadership; to build up and encourage pastoral leadership; and to build up and strengthen relationships with the wider ABC family.  That is the rationale behind the Legancy Grant Fund.  Get in touch with your Area Minister if you have questions about how to apply.



  ABCOPAD churches and their related ministry organizations are blessed to have grant funds available in 2011 from three different sources.  The Release God’s Power, Ministries of Christian Discipleship and the Legacy Funds exist to provide funding for the implementation of new programs and ministries throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware.  The normal grant cycle occurs twice each year, prior to the Spring and the Fall ABCOPAD Board meetings. 

Applications and guidelines for each fund are available through any of the Regional Pastors.  Deadlines for each cycle will be posted and all applications should be returned to a Regional Pastor for the inclusion of their recommendation portion of the grant submission. 

 If you need a copy of the application or guidelines, please contact a member of our Regional Staff.