The Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith (PCAFI) is committed to advancing God’s Kingdom for maximum impact. The purpose of the PCAFI Ministerial Excellence Center (MEC) is to support the wholistic flourishing of our pastors to equip them for personal and pastoral excellence as they advance the Kingdom. Through our planning research, we learned that pandemic-era pastoral ministry – especially bi-vocational pastoral ministry – is causing significant threats to the financial, physical, mental, and relational health of pastors and their families. The PCAFI will offer direct relief to pastors and congregations with the goal of enriching the financial wellbeing of pastors and their families through the following initiative:
Pastoral Jubilee Grants will provide direct and immediate relief to pastors and their families when educational, consumer, or medical debt imposes significant hardship that undermines the pastor’s flourishing and pastoral excellence. We will disperse grants up to $7,500 for PCAFI US/Domestic Pastors and up to $750 for PCAFI International Pastors. If applicable, an offset of up to 10% to assist with covering the tax liability incurred by the pastor in conjunction with receiving the grant funds will be supplemented. Grant recipients will need to show proof of additional tax liability. Grant requests would be evaluated on a rolling basis by a standing committee overseen by the (program director) and the PCAFI Executive Office. A financial snapshot and narrative of hardship would be required as part of the application process, along with a commitment to participate in a financial literacy program through the MEC.
Applications will be accepted beginning: October 1, 2023