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Missional Initiative Grants

Here is how YOUR mission money supported ministry throughout the Inland NW in 2018.

Manito Presbyterian Church : Pastor Scott Starbuck’s Ride for Refugees $1,000
Seeking to be engaged dynamically in their local context through joining with other interested organizations and individuals, Manito Presbyterian Church and Pastor Scott Starbuck are building an advocacy presence in Spokane for refugee resettlement and urban/recreational/competitive cycling. Specifically, Pastor Scott took part in a ride from Seattle to Spokane as a part of the World Relief SEATRIKAN event this summer.

Shadle Park Presbyterian Church: Growing Neighbors $5,000
Growing Neighbors is a ministry of Shadle Park Presbyterian Church partnering with a wide variety of
community organizations and neighbors to grow healthy neighborhoods through urban farming and
community development. This grant will help us expand our 12 Farmyards from 2017, start 12 more in
2018, and develop an “urban farming resource hub” on our church grounds as part of helping
neighbors grow healthy relationships with each other, all of creation, and our Creator.

Youth Task Force: Leadership Retreat $5,000
The missional grant funds went toward the second annual leader retreat at Camp Spalding the first full
weekend in September. 60 staff and volunteer leaders joined together for 24 hours where they grew in
community together, worshipped, had meaningful individual church times together, while also
providing some great training and equipping content that Youth Task Force (Youth Directors in the
Presbytery) staff were able to put together to reach all the different middle school and high school
ministries within the Presbytery of the Inland Northwest.

First Presbyterian Church of Moscow, ID: University of Idaho Campus Ministry $4,000
Grant monies, combined with funds from the church in Moscow will help establish a ministry beyond
their walls that reach out to the young people that are not presently engaged in their neighborhood,
specifically near the U of I . They look to engage the college student community through peer ministry
and activities that bring students and church members together.

Camp Spalding – $20,000
In 1957 the Presbytery of the Inland Empire purchased land on Davis Lake and the ministry of Camp
Spalding was begun! Each summer hundreds of kids experience classic summer camp fun and are
nurtured in the Christian faith. The presbytery financially supports the camp every year and hopes to
continue to do so with your generous mission giving to the presbytery.

Rapla Evangelical Free Church in Estonia/Pastor Matt Edminster: Youth Outreach $5,000
Grant monies will be used to start up and run the Moth Coffee Shop, a youth outreach program owned
and operated by local youth (with adult oversight) and will partner with area schools to give students
an early experience with entrepreneurship and opportunity to build relationships with young people in
the area.

First Presbyterian Church of Sandpoint, ID: Peace Garden Phase 3 – Landscaping $5,000
As a downtown church, FPC of Sandpoint is developing community space in the church yard. The Peace
Garden is open to the community providing places to sit, picnic and just breathe deeply inviting people
from all walks of life to relax and reflect and even possibly to discern how God is working in their own
lives. The grant funds will go toward hiring a professional landscaper to further the enhancement of
the garden.

First Presbyterian Church of Spokane: Enhancing a Growing Youth Ministry $5,000
Through their grant FPC of Spokane will enhance a youth ministry that has grown beyond expectations
this year and is thriving both numerically and in life transformation, reaching about 100 unchurched
kids. The grant will provide the church seed funding as they seek to raise the support for additional
staff leadership allowing them to invest more deeply in our volunteer and student leadership.

Missional Initiative Grants 2017

Missional Initiative Grants 2016