The application period for the Pacifica Synod Latino Ministry Endowment Fund Partnership Support Grants is now open until April 30, 2017.
The Pacifica Synod Latino Ministry Endowment Fund, formed from a
merger of the St. Mary’s and Santa Ana Accounts by action of the Synod Council on March 12, 2005, provides assistance and support to congregations with existing Latino ministries and/or congregations intending to develop new Latino ministries. Congregations that can demonstrate financial need and have a defined plan for outreach may apply for a partnership support grant from the Pacifica Synod, Latino Ministry Endowment Fund (PS-LMEF).
To be considered for a grant, the congregation must:
1. Have a well thought out plan for outreach with clearly stated goals, objectives and time lines.
2. Demonstrate the financial need for grant support.
3. Prove the potential capacity for achieving the state objectives.
4. Have congregational approval and support.
When completed, the application will be reviewed by the Pacifica Synod Latino
Ministry Endowment Fund Task Force with approval of the grant by the Latino/Hispanic Ministry Team. Final approval is granted by the Pacifica Synod Council.
The availability of partnership support grants from this fund will vary from year to year based on a fixed percentage of the principle plus interest of the monies available in the PS-LMEF (Pacifica Synod Latino Ministry Endowment Fund).
Congregations may download an application here. The completed grant application must be returned to the PSLHMT (Pacifica Synod Latino/Hispanic Ministry Team) Chairperson, Rev. Dr. Jonathan Doolittle at Clairemont Lutheran Church, 4271 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92117 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30, 2017.