Mission Committee

Dear Council Chairpersons, Leaders and Rostered Ministers of the Eastern Synod,

Once again we are writing to let you know that we are looking for creative missional initiatives!

Who are we?
We are a standing committee of the Eastern Synod that reviews and approves grant applications from congregations, Ministry Areas and related institutions to support short- and long-term Mission Initiatives as well as Compassionate Justice initiatives.

What are we seeking?
We are looking for project proposals from congregations, specialized ministries and Ministry Areas. We would like to support initiatives that are about increasing the vitality of your congregations, strengthening discipleship in Jesus Christ and engaging those outside your walls.

Potential recipients can apply for grants in three categories:
Please check criteria for each grant category at: http://www.easternsynod.org/content/mission-committee

Compassionate Justice Initiatives (addressing hunger and poverty related issues in the wider community, through CLWR Funds)

Mission Partnership Support – Short Term and Long Term (Synodical and National Endowment Funds)
Note: Short Term Partnership programming is for projects to be completed in a single calendar year. Long Term Partnership Support is for programming taking place over the course of two or more years.

Mission Partnership grants can support applications that:

a) are exploratory and experimental in nature;
b) seek to address a challenge you are facing in your context in relation to the Church’s mission for which a way forward is not easily discernible;
c) seek to develop relationships with others in local communities and neighbourhoods;
d) encourage participation in God’s mission in local communities and neighbourhoods.

Every application will be considered but please note that preference is given to applications which demonstrate a significant partnership commitment on the part of the applicant.

Now what?
Two Grant Application Forms (one for Short-Term and Compassionate Justice Funding applications; and another for Long-Term Funding applications) are available on our Mission Committee blog page on the Eastern Synod website http://www.easternsynod.org/content/mission-committee.

The deadline to submit these forms is September 27, 2019, either to ezehr@elcic.ca or through regular mail to the Synod Office. A reminder to those who are applying for on-going funding to a currently funded project: Interim Reports are due with this application.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Bishop Pryse, mpryse@elcic.ca; Liz Zehr, ezehr@elcic.ca or your local committee representative

Dorothy Frook (Walkerton): dbfrook@wightman.ca
Rev. Jun Gao (Toronto): gaojun@yahoo.com
Rev. Stan Johnstone (Ottawa): stan.johnstone@sympatico.ca
Jim Krats (Sudbury): jvkrats@gmail.com
Rev. Sebastian Meadows-Helmer (Kitchener): rev.smh@gmail.com
Peggy Read (Burlington): plread55@bell.net
Rev Sylvia Swiatoschik (Belle River): sa.swiatoschik@outlook.com


Mission Grant Application Form- Fillable Mission Grant Application Form- Fillable
Long Term Partnership Support Application Form- Fillable Long Term Partnership Support Application Form- Fillable
Mission Grant Reporting Form- Fillable Mission Grant Reporting Form- Fillable