This application is for churches who are considering applying for a New Places for New People grant to start a new church, new campus, or new faith community. This is only for the purpose of determining if a church is ready and eligible to apply for a grant. If a church is ready, a link to the online grant application will be sent.
A new mission outpost is specifically geared towards evangelism and discipleship, helping people not only consider faith, but also inviting them to join in group life which encourages faith practices and spiritual growth. Mission outposts are usually small and are led by one or two people and typically meet in the community, not in the church building. They are designed to meet people where they are in life and engage in an ongoing faith conversation in ways and places that are non-threatening. They are typically affinity based. Each mission outpost is a small expression of the body of Christ.
New Mission Outpost grants are one-time grants of no more than $1,000 given to Illinois Great Rivers Conference churches as start-up funds.