Administrative Commission for Transformation

Administrative Commission for Transformation

Presbytery Staff Liaisons – Rev. Brian Wallace, Associate Minister, Ralph Lowe, Director of Justice Ministries, and Cathy Nelson, Executive Assistant

What We Do
Pittsburgh Presbytery Staff Liaisons
Grants Available


What We Do

The mission of the Administrative Commission for Transformation is to assist churches of the Pittsburgh Presbytery to reach others for Christ, to provide hands-on training and mentorship for future pastors, to encourage congregational partnerships, and to be involved in the mission of Jesus Christ.


Pittsburgh Presbytery Staff Liaisons

North & East Branches – The Rev. Brian Wallace
South & West Branches – Elder Ralph Lowe

ACT Grants Available

ACT Grants Available

ACT Grants Available

ACT Grants Available

Enhancement Grants
Seminary Student Urban Interns
Small Church Leadership Development Grants


Enhancement Grants

These grants are one-year grants with a maximum of $4,000. Currently, these grants are used to assist congregations seeking to enhance or start a new ministry, program, activity, or process. As the presbytery undertakes a new mission design, the ACT will use the funds to promote cooperative mission and ministry partnerships among churches. Like the mission design, this plan is a work in progress. Money for enhancement grants comes out of the operating budget of Pittsburgh Presbytery.

Guidelines

  • Grants are awarded on a one-year basis and on a 4-to-1 ratio up to $4,000. For example, ACT will grant $4 (up to $4,000 maximum) for every $1 raised by the applicant church; if the church raises $1,000 and is approved, ACT will grant $4,000. 
  • The contributing portion of the congregation may include in-kind support in addition to financial support. Examples of acceptable in-kind support are costs of meals and volunteer hours given by members of the congregation provided in relationship to the proposed project. We encourage congregations to seek support from partners to generate the applicant’s portion.
  • Churches are eligible to receive Enhancement Grants for two consecutive years but must reapply annually.

Deadlines

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020
FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2020
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2020
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2020

Enhancement Grant applications are accepted and reviewed on a quarterly basis. If approved to receive a grant, funds will be paid within 30 days of approval.

Requirements

  • Completed Enhancement Grant application form
  • Session meeting with a liaison of the Administrative Transformation Commission to discuss the grant proposal
  • Establishment of an ongoing prayer team
  • Completed follow-up report of how the grant was used at the conclusion of the project/initiative

Seminary Student Urban Interns

Seminary student urban interns are granted monthly stipends to work with congregations partnered in urban settings. This effort is designed to provide outreach training for students while providing additional resources for congregations in economically marginalized communities.

Guidelines