Flourishing Churches Grant

Has your ministry grown beyond your building?

Many RCA churches have thriving ministries but lack the financial resources for necessary building improvements. The Flourishing Churches Grant provides funding for the facility upgrades RCA churches need to continue and grow their ministries.

Six grants of up to $50,000 are available to RCA churches that meet the following criteria:

  • Organized in the RCA for a minimum of three years
  • Stable or increasing church membership and attendance over the past three years
  • Capable of meeting essential operating expenses
  • Unable to fund a needed building project with current financial resources or do not qualify for a loan
  • In good standing with their classis

The grant selection process will also take into consideration:

  • Age of the church building
  • Deferred maintenance
  • Socioeconomic status of church attendees and/or the financial position of the congregation

Apply for a scholarship

A committee of General Synod Council (GSC) staff will oversee the grant program, including both the selection process and follow-up with the recipients of grant funds.

The Church Growth Fund (CGF) contributes funds designated for Flourishing Churches Grants to the GSC on an annual basis.

The grant application window begins June 1. Applications are due August 1.

Questions and completed applications can be sent to Andy Bossardet at abossardet@rca.org.

Download the grant application