Black Leadership Project Grant Application Due: May 31, 2024

The Black Leadership Project was created in 1970 by the United Christian Missionary Society. Funding is provided by interest income from a bequest of the sale of Mount Beulah Farm. Resources are granted to applicants whose projects develop, nurture, and strengthen church leadership in African American congregations of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Project Guidelines

A project, for the purpose of awarding this grant of up to $1,500, will be defined as an event, activity, or resource that develops, nurtures, and strengthens lay and/or clergy leadership in African American congregations of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). To be considered, applications must clearly relate the proposed project to one or more of the following categories:

Leadership in Congregational Life – To provide educational opportunities and/or training for young adult leaders ages 18-35 within the congregation such as worship leaders, teachers, officers, committee chairpersons, constituency groups, etc.

Leadership in Outreach Ministries – To provide opportunities for congregational leaders to
support young adults ages 18-35 in the community through essential mission (vocational training, parenting resources, care packages, job placement assistance, counseling, etc.).

Faith Development of Leaders – To nurture leaders in the church with spiritual disciplines of silent meditation, prayer walks, guided journaling, storytelling, and/or mental health wellness practices.

Scholarship Support for Leaders – To assist leaders (lay and clergy) in attending educational events or
programs that strengthen their capacaity to offer effective ministry to the church today.
Note: Leadership Grant funds may not be used toward an academic degree program. DHM has other scholarship funds available for academic training.

Leadership in Specialized African American Programming – To bring to Black scholars, artists, and social justice leaders into conversation with our congregations and surrounding community members to assure vitality and prophetic imagination in African American Christian Church ministries.
For questions: Please send an email to noting BLPG Question in the subject line.

Proposed Project

Is this a congregational or personal project? *
Have you received a Black Leadership Project Grant in the past? *

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