Redemption Church believes the entire church is called to bring glory to God by loving their neighbors. Mission is not one department of the church, but the very nature of the church. God has gifted every person differently, called them to different vocations, and sent them to different locations, all with the purpose of these individuals declaring the excellencies of Jesus in all of life.
We are therefore committed to seeing new initiatives, organizations and ministries spring up from our members. Our hope is to award several grants that empower people in our congregations to initiate specific visions of how we can live out the Gospel among our neighbors.
We encourage you to take 30 minutes and listen to the Grant Orientation to learn more about the vision, metrics, what we are looking for, details about the grant process, and what to expect.
Click here to read stories and Q&A with past recipients.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2020
Presentations: April 8 or 22, 2020
Final Grant Decisions: Early May 2020
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If you choose to apply you will follow this process:
- Application and Deadline – We encourage you to start thinking through and working on the application as early as possible so you can have time to pray, discuss, edit, and submit your application by March 1, 2020. Listen to the Grant Orientation so you are well prepared. Applications will be evaluated based on the metrics outlined in the application form and orientation. Once the application is complete it will be reviewed by the Grant Advisory Panel. Click here for the online application. Applications are not considered on a first-come, first-served basis and earlier applications are not given priority consideration. No Word documents will be accepted; only electronic applications are allowed. Click the following link for a PDF of the application so you are able to prepare your thoughts before submission as applications cannot be saved: Redemption Grant Application 2019/2020.pdf (80 KB)
- Response – You will be notified late March whether or not your grant application has been accepted to move on to the presentation phase.
- Presentation – Applicants will be contacted to schedule a date and time to present their ideas before the Grant Advisory Panel. Presentations will be scheduled April 8 or 22, 2020 between 6-9pm. Block these nights off so you will be open if asked to present. Presentations will be 10 minutes followed by questions from the Grant Advisory Panel. The Panel is a diverse group comprised of people from each of the Redemption congregations. More details on the presentation will be given to those that move forward in the process.
- Grant Decisions – Final Grant decisions will be made in May. Instructions will be provided to grant recipients on how to retrieve their grant funding after decisions have been made.
- Reporting – If you are awarded a grant you will be required to fill out a 2-3 page evaluation periodically throughout 2020/2021.
What applicants can expect from Redemption Church
- Communication – Grant recipients will be communicated to via redemptionaz.com
- Friendship, but not Partnership – A grant recipient will not be considered a partnership with Redemption Church. Rather, grants are designed to be a one-time gift that empowers. In some cases grants will evolve into key partnerships for Redemption Church, but this is the exception and not the rule.
- Award Amounts – Funding amounts for each grantee are determined by the Grant Advisory Panel and some grants will be awarded with stipulations. Funding amounts vary, but may range from $1,000 to $10,000.
- Fair and transparent grant process
What applicants should not expect from Redemption Church
- Repeat grant awards – although you are welcome to re-apply, multiple grant awards for the same initiatives are not likely; a repeat award may be considered in exceptional cases. These grants are designed for initiatives that are just starting up.
- Promotion – Once again, being a grant recipient does not necessarily lead toward Redemption Church partnership. We may fund the work, but give no promise of promoting the work.
- Volunteers – although there may be opportunities to mobilize the church body to serve alongside your ministry/initiative, this is not guaranteed and will be handled on a case by case basis at the discretion of the leadership team at your local congregation.
Applications are not considered on a first-come, first-served basis and earlier applications are not given priority consideration.