Forward Together in Faith Grants

It’s time again to apply for grants to support new initiatives and ministries that support the emphases of the Forward Together in Faith Campaign. 

These grants, drawn from interest earned by the principal of the campaign, will support new projects that help network congregations, leaders and community partners, innovate new forms of ministry and/or communities of faith, communicate through digital channels, and equip lay and rostered ministers (including seminarians). Examples can include:

Networking: Creating and sustaining new networks and partnerships among congregations and leaders. Building bridges within the synod, and with other community partners.

Innovating: Prioritizing piloting new forms of ministry and planting new communities of faith, particularly among underserved populations. Supporting worship, faith formation, and community service.

Communicating: Training/consulting for websites, social media, and use of other forms of media (e.g. video). Equipping the communication needs for events for communities, multiple congregations, and/or the larger synod.

Equipping: Training for lay leaders, mission/outreach based continuing education for rostered leaders, supporting seminarians.

Since 2015, the campaign has awarded 80 grants totaling more than @230,000 to congregations and partners. The amount awarded each year is determined by the earnings from the campaign’s invested funds. For 2023 nearly $25,000 was awarded to 12 congregations.



Process and Timeline

  • Applications will become available annually in June via the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod website. (Download above)
  • Applications must be submitted by September 30.
  • After this deadline, the grant team will meet in order to read applications.
  • You will receive acknowledgement of receipt of your application within one week of applying.
  • By December 31 you will receive approval or denial of your application.
  • In the event of denial, you will receive an explanation.
  • In the event of approval, you will receive a letter explaining next steps.
  • Funds will be distributed annually no later than January 31st.


Download the application form from the link below. The form is a fillable PDF. Open the form in Adobe Acrobat Reader and fill in the required information. Save the document while you are working. When completed, email the form and a project summary to .



Questions? Contact the grant team at .


Grants Awarded for 2022-3, (funds distributed in 2023) – $24,958.08

Advent Harleysville$1,000.00Communicating
Agustus, Trappe$4,500.00Equipping
Christ, Philadelphia$500.00Communicating
Grace, Broomall$1,750.00Networking
Grace, Philadelphia$1,000.00Communicating
Holy Trinity, Walingford$3,000.00Innovating
St Luke Obelisk$4,000.00Innovating
St. Matthews Chester Springs$1,000.00Communicating
St. Michael's Unionville$5,000.00Equipping
St. Peter's, North Wales$1,000.00Innovating
St. Timothy, Fox Chase$708.98Communicating