Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the purpose of the grant?
    Our purpose is to reach more new, younger, and more diverse people to become world-changing disciples of Jesus Christ.
     
  2. What are the criteria?
    Applicants must show specifically how they will help new people become disciples of Jesus Christ.
     
  3. Who can apply?
    Any church of any size or any Conference ministry may apply. 
     
  4. How do we apply?
    The application form is available on the Conference website. 
     
  5. What is the deadline to apply?
    Applications must be submitted through the Conference website no later than midnight, August 31.  However, you are encouraged to apply by August 1 to allow time to be sure your application is in order and complete.
     
  6. What sorts of projects are likely to be approved?
    Projects that show a specific plan for reaching new, younger, and/or more diverse people and helping them become world-changing disciples of Jesus Christ will likely be approved.
     
  7. What will a successful applicant need to show?
    The applicant will need to be specific about which new people they are planning to reach.
    The applicant will need to show specifically how these new people will become disciples of Jesus Christ.
    The applicant will need to show buy-in from a large percentage of the church or entity.
    The applicant will need to show how this ministry will be financially sustainable after a maximum of three years without further need of New People New Places funds.
     
  8. What sorts of projects are likely not to be approved?
    Projects that are not specific will likely not be approved.
    Projects that primarily strengthen existing members will likely not be approved.
    Projects that cannot show a specific plan for disciple-making will likely not be approved.

9. Is there a maximum amount we can request?
There is no maximum or minimum amount for your request.  If approved, your project may be granted all or part of the requested amount. 
 

10. Can we apply for more than one year’s funding?
Money will most often be granted for one year at a time.  Applicants will need to indicate whether they are seeking more than one year’s funding.  New People New Places grants will be extended for no more than three years.
 

11. When will we know if we have been selected?
Some applicants will be invited to interviews. 
Those being recommended to receive a grant will be notified.
 

12. When will the money be available?
Money will begin to be available June.
 

13. If we receive funding, is there anything else we will be asked to do?
Every group will need to provide an annual “achievement to goals” report, showing specific progress toward the goals the ministry has outlined.
Also, every group will provide a timely financial audit for the Conference, plus an annual accounting of how the funds were spent.
 

14. How will you know we are reaching the outcome we projected?
A New People New Places team will visit your site during the Conference year.
Also, your church or ministry will provide an annual report, showing specific progress toward the goals you laid out.