Healthy congregations are those that are missionally focused and stable in terms of resources (people as well as financial).  They manage conflict, and continue to re-evaluate their internal and external contexts and adapt accordingly.  The Next Steps for Healthy Congregations Grant is one way in which National Capital Presbytery partners with its congregations, by providing matching funds of up to $20,000 a year for congregations taking the next step in church growth by creating a new program or staff position.  This grant is provided for three years (up to $60,000) to three congregations within NCP.  Information about the grant, examples of possible proposals and the grant forms are found here:  Next Step Grant Procees