2023 Financial Ministry Grant

published 6/6/2023

While church stewardship and generosity intentions are year-round ministries, the Fall is often the time when churches turn attention to the upcoming budget year. How will you create a culture of giving and generosity in your church that is more than a Sunday in the Fall? Are your financial policies, procedures, and policies current? Do people give to the mission or to the budget? Do you have a strategy for including stewardship in the discipleship pathway of your congregation?
If you are interested in learning more about growing generous givers, starting a study such as Saving Grace, or providing a growth opportunity for key leaders, consider applying for a Financial Ministry Grant of up to $500 to fund your effort. Whatever your method for improving the financial health of your church and embedding the value of generosity into your church culture, some financial support can jumpstart your efforts!

Below are related resources that may interest you.

  • Saving Grace, A Guide to Financial Well-being – A great study for small groups.
  • Cultivating Generous Congregations – The Lake Institute on Faith & Giving offers training for congregational teams.
  • Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising – The Lake Institute on Faith & Giving offers an online, 8-week course for leaders of faith communities.
  • Disciples Living Generously (free) – Offered by UMC Discipleship Ministries, a three-session series designed to help church leaders see stewardship and generosity as more than “how do we pay the bills” but rather “how do we grown generous disciples?”
  • Financial Leadership Series for Churches – Offered by Garrett Evangelical this Fall 2023, participants will cover concepts around missional relevance and money, financial leadership and stewardship development, and growing the financial integrity of your ministry.
  • Financial Practices for Churches of All Sizes through Church of the Resurrection’s ShareChurch platform is a collaboration between COR and a Lilly-funded project of the Missouri Foundation providing a series of pre-recorded modules for pastors, financial leaders, and staff on basic financial practices. There is no cost but individuals must register with ShareChurch to access.

Application Info:
 Apply for the Financial Ministry Grant.

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