Denver Seminary to Award Grants Up to $30K to Select Churches in the Denver Metro Area

Denver, CO, September 02, 2017 --( Over the last several years, Colorado has consistently ranked as one of the least religious, most unchurched states in the country, and young adults are the most unchurched of them all, but a new initiative at Denver Seminary aims to change that. This fall, Denver Seminary’s Kaleo Project will host an Open House Innovation Hub for church leaders in the Denver metro area on September 11 from 1pm-3pm on the Denver Seminary campus. Experts will discuss innovative approaches to overcome the challenges in reaching young adults.

In addition, Denver Seminary will select 12-18 churches from a competitive pool of applicants across the Denver Metro area to participate in the Kaleo Project. In New Testament Greek, kaleo means “to call, to invite.” The “Kaleo Project” is an initiative from Denver Seminary, funded by the Lilly Endowment, whose goal is to find ways to minister to young adults aged 23-29. How can churches in the Denver area call out to them, inviting them into life-giving relationships?

Over the course of three years, the Kaleo Project will work with each church to collaboratively discover how they can invite the young adults in their neighborhoods to engage the church. Each church will receive a Kaleo award consisting of (among many other perks):

• A grant of up to $30,000 to launch their respective ministries (up to $10,000 each year for three years beginning in 2018).
• Training for four “Kaleo Fellows”—congregants who steer the vision and implementation of the Young Adult ministry at their local church.
• Invitation to three annual “innovation hubs” in which participating churches will gather as a community to learn about ministry to young adults and best practices in ministry innovation.

For more information or to apply for the Kaleo Project Award, contact Dr. Halee Gray Scott at
Denver Seminary's Kaleo Project
Dr. Halee Gray Scott