Guidelines:

  1. The fund is open to all ministry personnel/lay members within Regional Council 15 during the current church year, once in a two-year period.
  2. Programs must be United Church sponsored or endorsed.
  3. The types of programs eligible for funding are those that develop:
    a) theological understanding;
    b) leadership skills/ability;
    c) personal faith/spirituality; or
    d) sense of ministry and/or mission.
  4. The fund will assist with travel costs including accommodation and meals, registration for educational courses or conferences, materials for a course or conference but will not pay any salary for time spent on education programs.
  5. The fund will pay up to one third of the cost of an education event, to a limit of $1,000.
  6. Recommendations for staff access to the Ministry Personnel/Lay Continuing Education Fund must have the support of the Regional Minister and/or the Executive Minister.