American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware

ABCOPAD Grant Funds Available


Fall/Winter Grant Cycle

One of the most exciting and special ministries that ABCOPAD oversees for our partnering churches and related entities is the management of two funds that provide grants for specific purposes related to those funds.

The Release God’s Power Fund’s purpose 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 Ministries of Christian Discipleship Fund’s purpose is to: Support camping, conferencing, retreats and children & youth ministries. Additional cooperative ministries are leader training and development and similar joint evangelistic and educational programs.

Applications are available on the ABCOPAD website (click HERE) and ALL applications MUST be typed. If you have additional questions, please contact one of the Regional Pastors or our Treasurer, Caryl Casey, at 1-800-932-9442 or

Two requirements are in place for any church submitting a grant application. 

  • Requesting churches must have supported the Partners in Ministry Offering both last year (2016) and this year (2017) through August.
  • Requesting churches must also have submitted the Cooperating Church Annual Report for 2016 (turned in Spring of 2017). 

The deadline for applications to be submitted to a Regional Pastor is Friday, October 20th. The Mission Allocation Committee will look at these grants in November and make their recommendations to the ABCOPAD Board for their winter meeting in early December. Grant checks will be processed prior to Christmas.