• Sacramento District Church of the Nazarene
  • Sacramento District Church of the Nazarene
  • Sacramento District Church of the Nazarene
  • Sacramento District Church of the Nazarene
  • Sacramento District Church of the Nazarene
  • Sacramento District Church of the Nazarene
LIFELINE Grant Proposal-Application


 

 

 




LIFELINE GRANT:
Proposal Guidelines

The Mission/Purpose of LIFELINE: The Sacramento District Church of the Nazarene encourages

the creation of new ministries and churches that will focus on the mission of the Church to unite

lost people with God’s love, and to make Christ like disciples in their communities.

 

The timeline for LIFELINE grants may be for 1) a new church (2-3 years); 2) a Restart/Refocus

of an existing church (1-2 years); or 3) a special ongoing missional project (6 months-1 year).

 

A. The required steps for developing a LIFELINE Grant proposal:


1. Create an Action Plan with a mission, community vision, and timeline from start to launch date

»  identify a specific name to be connected to the proposal

2. Engage in extensive, intentional prayer sessions with leaders & community members

3. Create a Core Leadership Team of gifted, united, visionary leaders

»  establish accountability within the proposed ministry

»  identify the church/churches who will sponsor, nurture the proposal

4. Develop financial resources (regular local giving; capital campaign; district grant proposal)

 

               * How have you taught financial stewardship in the past two years in your church?

5. Establish an ongoing relationship with an approved “coach” for development of the proposal

6. Conduct a community survey in order to affirm and adapt the Action Plan

7. Present the Action Plan to the District Advisory Board for APPROVAL of grant consideration

»  complete a professional assessment of pastoral leadership to confirm spiritual gifts/abilities

either through NewStart/Church of the Nazarene (www.nazarenenewchurches.org), or

New Church Specialties (www.newchurchspecialties.org).

 »  participate in recommended professional training of the pastoral and Core Leadership Team.

8. Establish ministries that will enable the engagement of the Action Plan

9. Equip and empower the Core Leadership Team to activate the Action Plan

10. Launch the new church/ministry through extensive community advertisement/marketing

 

B. The presentation of the Action Plan to the District Advisory Board must include a:

1. Written/visual presentation of the official Action Plan, including the completion of a

LIFELINE Grant Application. (District financial assistance requires an APPROVED Action Plan

2. Detailed explanation of how any approved LIFELINE Grant funds will be used



LIFELINE: Grant Application


1. Total amount of grant request:   $____________________                        Date: ______________________

2. Church name: ___________________________ Senior/Lead Pastor: ___________________________

3. Purpose of grant (summarize): __________________________________________________________

­­­_____________________________________________________________________________________

 (If applicable, please ATTACH any additional narrative/Action Plan)

 

4. ___ Please provide a full financial report for your church/ministry for the past 3 complete years,

INCLUDING current debts, notes, outstanding liens, or back wages for pastoral staff/employees. 

5. Summarize total giving for the past 3 complete years

               Most recent yr:  $____________                One yr ago:         $____________      Two yrs ago:               $____________

 

6. Please indicate the percentage of total Shares for Others paid for the past 3 complete years

                              Most recent year:   _____%                         One year ago:  _____%           Two years ago:   _____%

 

7. Current # of paid staff & employees in your church/ministry: _____ Full time        _____ Part time

8. Congregational Giving/Capital Campaign – Date of actual Campaign: _________________________

               a. What does your plan include for the funding of this proposal?

                              1) In house giving ____   2) Capital Campaign ____              3) Church loan ____                        4) Other ____

                              Please provide additional details for your responses above (campaign source, bank, lender, etc.)

                              ______________________________________________________________________________

                              ______________________________________________________________________________

               b. What is the total number of giving units/households in your church? ___________

               c. What is the total number of pledges for the proposed church/ministry: ____________ pledges

               d. What is the total amount of pledges for the proposed church/ministry: $____________________

               e. What is the term of the campaign for pledges to be paid: ___________ years

 

               *We certify that we have read the complete LIFELINE Proposal Guidelines.

 

            ______________________________________                                    ________________________________________

         Signature: Senior/Lead Pastor                                 Signature: Church Board Secretary

 

         _________________________________                  _________________________________

         Print: Senior/Lead Pastor                                             Print: Church Board Secretary

 

» Please complete and return this application to the Sacramento District Office () This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,
and please 
provide additional narrative/documentation that relates to the uniqueness of your particular proposal.