Young people exploring the intersection between their faith, gifts and what they might do professionally, do not always consider Christian ministry as a way to make a difference in the world. Young adults need leaders who can put ministry before them and who notice, name and nurture the gifts they have for ministry. 

This Recruitment for Ministry Grant provides leaders opportunities to identify young adults with gifts for ministry, accompany them in the exploration of their purpose and cultivate them for Christian leadership. 

Esperanza, in partnership with the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE), awards grants to diverse Alumni and invited individuals who are leaders of congregations, academic institutions or church-related organizations. Recipients receive a one-year grant up to $2,000 to recruit young adults for ministry. Local leaders will gather quarterly to share challenges, best practices and recruitment resources. All national leaders will gather annually.

For more information on eligibility and the application process, click here.


The Esperanza Hispanic Ministry Small Grant Fund supports Latino/Hispanic churches and church leadership located in Philadelphia County and funds projects that focus on the development of the church’s leadership, development of the church’s youth ministry (youth ministry team and the ministry thereof), and the church’s ministries of service to the Latino/Hispanic community.