Church Plant Grants
Church plant grants are for sending congregations or church plants who require financial support for the growth and development of mission and ministry in your locality.
The New and Renewing Churches Grant Booklet is essential reading prior to submitting an application and provides details of grant assessment criteria as well as reporting requirements.
Grant applications are accepted continuously and assessed at the Committee for New and Renewing Churches meetings – generally held three times per year.
Upon receipt of funding, a half-yearly status update report and an annual grant acquittal report is due each year of the funding period.
New and Renewing Churches has a revised goal that desires for kingdom growth of the Lutheran Church of Australia. We aim to plant 23 churches per year over the next decade. In early 2015 we started preparing 10 sending congregations and training church planters and evangelists. Now we’re ready to train many more sending congregations. We’d love to hear from you.
- Read more about our approach and the support we can offer in the Church Planting: Plant Water Grow booklet.
- Watch our video about one of our church planting initiatives – at Lakeside–Pakenham in Victoria.
- Find out more about being a sending church in the Sending Church Covenant.
- Fill in the Sending Church application.