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General Information
The Bold Moves Grant Program is a means for Community of Christ members and congregations of the Greater Pacific Northwest Mission Center to seek financial assistance in the development of new and more effective ways to express the church’s mission to proclaim Jesus Christ and promote communities of joy, hope, love and peace. Grants are available to provide “seed money” as supplemental financial support in establishing church plants, church re-plants, or new ministries that will conceptually reach new populations and age groups, reach people where they are and meet their needs, and create new expressions of the hospitality of Jesus Christ in Mission Center areas. The Bold Moves Grant is not intended to be the sole funding source for any project or program.

By Resolution of the 2007 Mission Center conference, a total annual sum of twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000) is made available to distribute in the form of grant awards. Applications for grants are submitted to and reviewed by the Bold Moves Grants Committee, who determine both those awarded grants and the amounts awarded. Additionally, the Committee establishes the application guidelines and procedures and assists in evaluating the success of each grant once it has been implemented. The committee is composed of the Mission Center President, the Mission Center Financial Officer, the Mission Center Mission Coordinator, and members from within the Mission Center as appointed by the Mission Center President: to include one member of the Mission Center Council, one member of the Mission Center Finance Committee, one member of the Quorum of Seventy, and, at least, one member at large.

Bold Moves Resolution
2017 Bold Moves Committee

Applications and Forms
Grant applications are accepted, reviewed and awarded in two granting cycles each year. The cycles are referred to as a June Grant Cycle (applications due by April 15 and funded by June 30) and a December Grant Cycle (applications due by October 15 and funded by December 30). Applicants will be notified of the determination of their application within sixty (60) days of the application submittal deadline for the granting cycle.

Applications can be submitted electronically to spomeroy@cofchrist-gpnw.org, or hard copy mailed to:
Bold Moves
GPNW Mission Center
PO BOX 60227
Renton, WA 98058

Questions regarding the application process should be addressed to Committee Chairperson, Steve Pomeroy, 425-641-8876.
Bold Moves Application

Bold Moves Grant Advance Check Request Form - Print (PDF file to print and complete by hand)
Bold Moves Grant Advance Check Request Form - Fillable (fillable Word file to complete and submit electronically)
Bold Moves Grant Advance Reconciliation Form - Print (PDF file to print and complete by hand)
Bold Moves Grant Advance Reconciliation Form - Fillable (fillable Word file to complete and submit electronically)
Bold Moves Grant Reimbursement Request Form - Print (PDF file to print and complete by hand)
Bold Moves Grant Reimbursement Request Form - Fillable (fillable Word file to complete and submit electronically)

Additional Grant Funding Sources
Additional grant funding sources are also available through MISSION INITIATIVE APOSTOLIC FIELD GRANTS and TANGIBLE LOVE GRANTS.

The purpose of Mission Initiative Grants is to provide seed funding support for field mission ministries focused on at least one of the following missional priorities established by the Council of Twelve: congregational mission and disciple-making ministries; church planting ministries; young adult ministries/outreach; ministries with the marginalized and vulnerable (including ministries to children and youth); and ministries with non-dominant culture groups.

These funds are made available through the through the MIC Block Grant fund awarded to each field apostle to be utilized specifically for mission ministries in their field. Applications for grant funding in the $500-$1500 range are anticipated, although no strict minimum or maximum amount levels have been determined.

Applications are accepted year round and reviewed four times annually based on the following deadlines: March 15, June 15, September 15, December 15. Approved grants will be awarded within three weeks of each deadline cycle. Annual funds are made available July 1 of each fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Applications received later in the fiscal year may be limited by fund availability constraints.

Mission Initiative Grant Guidelines and Application

Tangible Love grants are available for peace, justice, and compassionate ministries sponsored by Community of Christ congregations and jurisdictions in collaboration with their communities.

These outreach ministries focus on meeting people's basic physical, social, and educational needs; environmental ministries; human rights advocacy; reconciliation/ conflict resolution initiatives and training; and peace and justice ministries with children, youth, and young adults. Tangible Love ministries are designed to recognize the worth of individuals, families, congregations, and communities, locally and internationally, and to facilitate reconciliation and healing of the spirit.

Tangible Love grants are supported through the church's Oblation Fund.

For further information, visit the Tangible Love Grant page on the World Church website.

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