Continuing Education Grant Application

1. Grants are available for members in full connection, provisional members, diaconal ministers, and licensed local pastors who receive $55,000 or less in base salary (salary + utilities). Exceptions to the salary limitation may be made on a case-by-case basis (please include circumstances for need).

2. Grants are not to be used for local pastor’s school or MDiv degrees (other avenues reach those needs).

3. Grant application must be made prior to the date of the event. Grants will not be made retroactively.

4. Grants are made according to the following scale: $125 per CEU or $12.50 per contact hour up to a maximum of $300 in a single year. The applicant must indicate either CEUs to be earned or the total number of contact hours for the event. Applications sent without this information will be returned to the applicant unprocessed. Exception: DMins and ThMs.

5. DMin and ThM programs: Each student may receive $500 per year. The student must submit a new application each year. The limits as described in #1 and #2 above will be waived, except that a minister who is receiving funds for a DMin or ThM program may receive no other continuing education funds in the same year.

6. District Continuing Education Seminars are awarded up to $100 per student. However, each student must still be within the limits as described in #1 and #2 above. If the student has already used his/her allotted funds, the request will be denied.

7. Study Tours: Grants will be made only on the basis of CEUs to be earned, using the same scale and limits as in #1 and #2 above. If no CEUs are offered for the study tour, then no CE funds may be granted.

8. Applications cannot be processed unless filled out entirely, including current salary, costs, and resources.

9. The Conference Council on Finance and Administration has adopted a policy, endorsed by Bishop Leeland and the WNCC Cabinet, that a church requesting a grant from the Conference, District and even General Church agency, must be progressing toward 100% payment of all 2020 apportionments. This applies toward churches and clergy. If your church doesn’t meet this qualification, a grant application should not be submitted.  We are endeavoring to work with churches that are striving to meet apportionment payment goals and will consider requests on a case by case basis.

*First Name
*Last Name
*Address 1
Address 2
*Clergy Status
*Title of Continuing Education Event
*Date of Event
*Event Sponsor
*Brief Description of Event
*Are CEUs offered for the event?
*How many?
*How many hours will you spend in class work and/or supervised study?
*Which one of the following study areas best describes the event?
*What degree?
*Salary (+ utilities)
*Cost of event (excluding travel)
*Your Resources (conference, district, church)
*Grant Request (read guidelines above prior to making a request)

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