Emerging Mission Support Grants

Part of the Synod of Lakes and Prairies’ support for emerging mission within the synod is through grants. For the grant program, the synod gives priority to proposals that support leadership development, congregational vitality and/or mission, or communication. Top priority is given to efforts that further partnerships with the synod or with other presbyteries within the bounds of the synod. A proposal can be for up to three years, but funding will only be granted one year at a time. Ordinarily no funding is available for things the synod is already supporting financially.

Completed applications for an Emerging Mission Support Grant must be submitted to Deb DeMeester, director of leadership development for the Synod of Lakes and Prairies. A report to the synod’s Program Coordinating Committee, ready in time for the fall synod meeting, is required of all recipients.

Emerging Mission Grant Application Forms

Grant applications are available in two formats.

The PDF version of the form can be saved to your computer and printed. Complete the form and mail it to Deb DeMeester, Director of Leadership Development, Synod of Lakes and Prairies, 2115 Cliff Drive, Eagan, MN 55122. The PDF is available by clicking the following words: “Emerging Mission Grant Application PDF.”

An MSWord version of the form can be completed on your computer. Save a copy of the form and fill it out. Use your mouse or tab key to move through the form. Put an “A” in a box by clicking in the box (a second click erases the “X”). For long answers, begin typing in the gray box. The completed form can be e-mailed to Deb DeMeester at ddemeester[at]lakesandprairies.org. Or, once completed, you can print and mail the form to Deb at the address above. The MSWord version of the form is available by clicking the following words: “Emerging Mission Grant Application MSWord.”