Press Go is all about church growth.
It funds significant projects that will help grow your church. These projects will be expressions of your church’s mission, which will be well thought out and supported by a team of passionate leaders. The funding could be related to salaries or infrastructure.
If you are thinking big about growth, then approach Press Go first.
Press Go is not about small grants, nor is it about funding ongoing maintenance, technology needs or community programmes that are not explicitly connected to the growth of your worshipping community.
The Presbyterian Foundation distributes grants that promote the ongoing regional and other mission of the Church, as well facilitating the development of innovative mission opportunities conceived at a local and regional level.
Priority is given to ministry of people to people; new creative ventures of mission (outside usual patterns and beyond current church membership); and collaborative ventures.
Unlikely to receive funding are: routine salaries and overheads, vehicles, technical equipment, building renovations, furniture or fittings.
The majority of Presbyterian Foundation grants are under $10,000.
PSDS exists solely for the purpose of serving the Presbyterian and associated churches, the core purpose being to provide finance at less than market rates to churches for capital projects. It also gives grants to individual churches and national projects where funds are available.
Some of the projects that PSDS has given grants towards have been the purchase of mission related church equipment, ministers study leave, youth ministry, Studentsoul, church archives centre, Bridgebuilders Trust (APW), rural ministry and churches hosting interns from the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership. PSDS has also been a core funder of Kids Friendly.
For more information for loans or grants go to www.psds.co.nz
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