In 2019, the Presbytery of West Virginia approved utilizing 80% of the funds generated from the Presbytery’s sale of vacated church properties in the form of New Life Congregational Grants. These funds are intended to support new or expanding projects that will bring new life to your congregation. The Leadership Team then appointed a team to structure the guidelines and application process, review the applications, and award the grants according to the Presbytery’s action and intention.

Guidelines describing each grant’s maximum funding, eligibility, outcomes, and application timelines, along with the application form can be found below; to request this information in Word format, please email If you have questions about the New Life Congregational Grants, please send them to the Presbytery office and they will be forwarded to the New Life Grant Team.

Tier 1: Covenant Grant application

Tier 2: Innovation Grant application

Congregations who receive grants will be required to report the outcomes of their projects so that they may be celebrated and funds accounted for. Click here for the final report to be used in documenting your project and the funds used.