Rural Church Development

Pre-Application Questions

In 2013, The Duke Endowment introduced a new pre-application for most areas of work. The Rural Church Development pre-application questions are:

Question 1: Mission and Vision
What is the mission and/​or vision statement of your church? How was this statement formed?

Question 2: Project Focus
What issue do you wish to address?

Question 3: Theory of Change
What are the needs of the community? What evidence leads you to this conclusion? 

Question 4: Scalability
How can your current facilities and/​or programs be used or adapted to meet community needs?

Question 5: Project Description
Summarize your proposed project. Describe how the project will help meet community needs.

Question 6: Community Impact
What impact do you expect your project to have on the community?