American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware

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2014 Biennial
Leadership Conference


October 23 - 24, 2014
Blair County Convention Center
 Altoona, PA



Grant Funds Available


Deadline for 2014 Spring Grants is April 4, 2014.
Submit spring grants to a Regional Pastor once they are completed.

It’s time for the 2014 Spring/Summer Grant Cycle.

The deadline for grant requests to be submitted to one of the Regional Pastors is April 4, 2014. 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 2013, this year.

Available for this cycle: Congregational Legacy Grants - $33,000. Ministries of Christian Discipleship -$3,762. Release God’s Power - $2,667. Due to the amount of funds available, Release God’s Power and Ministries of Christian Discipleship grant requests should be limited to $1,000. Approved grants will be disbursed in May, following approval by the ABCOPAD Board. 

Message from ABCOPAD Treasurer, Caryl Casey, 

Do you know anyone who loves history?  They love reading, hearing, looking at pictures of things and events that happened before they were born, in other countries, to different people, it is all exciting to them.  One of my brothers, my son and one grandson, all love historical books and they watch shows on the History channel.   For me, something historical has to be tied directly to someone or something that matters to me or I really don’t have all that much interest in an old battleship or a worn path.  I can respect that something important may have happened but it doesn’t stir my heart or my interest unless I can truly relate to what occurred there.

One piece of recent history though, never ceases to amaze and thrill me.  At the end of each year, I add the amounts from the grants that were disbursed to the list that was started in 1995 when we gave out the first Release God’s Power grant.  We have since added the Ministries of Christian Discipleship funds and just a few years ago, the Legacy funds.  As of December 31, 2012, churches and organizations have received $832,585.  Next to each number is the purpose of the grant.  The list is inspiring and tells of the desire in our congregations across Pennsylvania and Delaware to share God’s love and minister to their communities in exciting new ways. 

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.