The South Georgia Conference, through the Office of Connectional Ministries and the Conference Outreach Team, is offering grants of up to $2,000 to local churches for ministries focused on children and poverty.
The application deadline is October 15, 2021. Projects must be completed between December 2021 and July 2022. Ministries or projects may be ongoing or new.
“It is exciting to think about funding these projects which can have such a helpful impact,” said Dr. Derek McAleer, Director of Administrative Services. “This is another area in which being a connectional church is so good – we are able to jointly share in ministry, so our impact is broader. Every church in our conference has children of families in poverty nearby – and we can help! Plus, we can sometimes kickstart a ministry in a local church which then goes on for years.”
To apply, those interested must fill out an application, agree to keep an account of how the funds are used and send the report to Connectional Ministries, write a one-page reflection to be used by Connectional Ministries, submit at least two high-resolution photographs, and agree to be highlighted in South Georgia Conference publications and news releases.
Funding for the grants is available through the Bishop’s Initiative for Children and Poverty, to which local churches have supported generously over the years.
“Our South Georgia local churches are doing incredible ministry as they reach out to their community with the love of Christ,” said Kelly Roberson, Connectional Ministries Team Leader. “Through this grant, we want to invest back into the local churches as they continue ministry to children in lower income areas or dream of new ministry possibilities. It is exciting to think about how these grants can make a huge impact all across South Georgia.”
Apply for the Bishop’s Initiative for Children and Poverty grant