GNJ gives grants to congregations to further the mission and goals of GNJ. Congregational grants are given to congregations who demonstrate engagement in the mission and priorities of GNJ. According to the Journey of Hope plan, a congregation, when applying need to have and/or demonstrate the following:

  • a completed Journey of Hope plan (guidelines for how to create and complete the plan are coming soon)
  • a commitment to be a racially just, inclusive and equitable congregation/organization as well as demonstration of being just, inclusive, and equitable in one or more of the following areas: women in leadership, disability access, LGBTQ inclusion, or ministries with low-income persons in rural, urban and suburban areas
  • achieving 3 or more of the markers of vitality or demonstrating progress toward achieving 3 or more markers of vitality
  • giving 100% of shared ministry and billables or demonstrating progress to give 100% within 2 years, 3 years maximum, and
  • subsequent grants in following years must demonstrate progress in all areas of A Journey of Hope Plan.

For more information and to apply for GNJ Congregational Grants: