The Synod will provide funding grants using the New & Renewing Mission Table grant process. The grant is meant to further leadership and skill development of both rostered and lay leaders to engage in their communities. It is also menat to revitalize congregations which have declined, or may encounter merging with other congregations. We will prioritize congregations that seek to grow by trying something new to connect to and draw in their neighbors, thus making new connections. We will also consider ministry ideas that re-engage disconnected members of existing congregations, to elevate the talents and skills of our church bodies.