The Diocese of Ohio is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion represented in the United States by The Episcopal Church.
The Episcopal Church of Ohio ministers in our Church and in our communities in many inspiring ways.
As College students enter a new context and self-differentiate from their childhood identity, many are prone to "lose" or stray from their faith and spiritual lives. Others have not had a chance to explore spiritual practices, expressions of faith, or particular traditions.
The Episcopal Church is well equipped to spread the Gospel: that God loves you, no exceptions. Studies have also shown that college students are attracted to the theological tenants and worship experiences the Episcopal Church has to offer. This grant will provide funding for parishes to explore and experiment in unique opportunities to enter boldly and generously into the lives of their college-aged neighbors.
The last year has certainly accentuated the challenges college students experience: risks of loneliness, depression, and suicide, in addition to developmentally-appropriate exploration of their identity, beliefs, and faith. Covid-19 has upended the best made plans, relationships, and strategies: We understand that you do not know the future of how your campus will be affected by the ongoing pandemic, or what your ministry might look like. Therefore we will accept grants on a rolling, first-come-first-served basis through December 1. We encourage initiatives and ideas that will continue to spread the Gospel amidst the unknown and in an unprecedented context, and are always available for conversation, brainstorming and support!
Such ministries will meet the following criteria:
The Office for Congregations and Christian Formation is glad to answer any questions about eligibility and the grant process. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grants will be reviewed and funded on a rolling basis, with the final applications due by December 1, 2022.
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