There is an urgent need to launch and sustain vibrant children and youth programs in The Presbyterian Church in Canada today. The declining number of children and youth in our denomination is a worrisome trend. The purpose of this fund is to reverse that trend by providing additional money to initiate and carry out dynamic programs focused on ministry with children and youth. These projects can be done at any level of the church, from the local congregation to the national level.
Given the urgency of the need, contributed funds will be available immediately and fully disbursed within seven years after donations are made. It is possible, however, for those making larger gifts to the Fund to endow their gift if they so wish.
Projects supported by the Fund will:
- encourage new, creative and innovative programs for children and youth to help them grow as disciples of Christ
- equip families to nurture faith in their children and grandchildren
- provide funding for local, regional or national initiatives in children and youth ministry