We have a variety of grants that are available each year. You can apply for them at the links below.
Kansas Bible Chair Grant
Established by the Kansas Women’s Board of Missions, the Kansas Bible Chair provides grants for educational programs and lectureships which will benefit both laity and clergy of Disciple congregations in Kansas.
The deadline to submit grant applications is March 31 & September 30. To help avoid confusion, use a separate form for each request, rather than combining related but individual items.
Funds from the Reconciliation Special Day Offering in the fall provide grants for pro-reconciliation/anti-racism programs. The Reconciliation offering is divided, with one half staying in our region and one half used by General Reconciliation Ministry.
The deadline to submit grant applications is March 31.
Reconciliation Grant Guidelines
Congregational Enhancement Partnership Grant
The goal of “Enhancement Grants” is to support new ministries in congregations whose strength may be taken for granted, and to help them become stronger, by reaching out to affect the lives of those in the communities in which they reside. Congregations receiving partnership grants are encouraged to “pay this experience forward,” by helping other congregations learn and grow.
KLC Tuition Grants
Our region has a marvelous opportunity: 50 training slots in the leadership training programs offered by Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) for 2022. This training is intended to help you lead your congregation more effectively, more powerfully, to change lives and turn systems in healthy directions.
If you want to make progress on something you care about, grow your leadership skills, aid your congregation and the CCK in addressing the adaptive challenges we face then this training is for you. These trainings are for people who want to make progress on something important – that is, to grow their leadership skills, to aid their congregations and CCK in addressing the adaptive challenges we face.
Your church will benefit most by sending teams of 3-4, one of whom is probably your pastor. You will also benefit by identifying a challenge on which you want to make progress. Plan to focus 90 days on the process: prework, the training and its application, beginning 21 days before your event.
As you begin the process of defining what your adaptive challenge is for your congregation, the team developed a collective adaptive challenge for the region of Kansas. The collective adaptive challenge we have defined is:
We want more people leading so that we can strengthen/empower and equip the leadership within the congregations that make up the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Kansas,
as our church navigates an ever-changing world.
In addition to congregational teams, CCK plans to send interested staff, moderators, and other regional leaders. Training sessions fill fast and registration early in the year is encouraged. The KLC Partnership Grant covers tuition and a Kansas Bible Chair Grant covers books, housing, and meals. Participants pay only a $25 commitment fee.
After your application has been processed, follow the emailed instructions to register with Kansas Leadership Center and arrange for securing books from regional staff.