Mission Resources Committee
The Mission Resources Committee, a committee of Diocesan Council, administers grants to congregations actively growing their mission, funded directly from the annual Diocesan budget.
Mission grants are given in support of a new or existing ministry. Because grants typically decline over time, development of a plan for financial self-sufficiency is expected. These grants are awarded throughout the year, as long as funds are available.
Fair Share adjustment grants are requested by congregations who determine that they are unable to meet their full asking for a particular calendar year. This application is due January 25th, and congregations will be invited to meet with the committee—and other churches making requests—as part of the discernment. Grants are awarded in mid-March and are presented to Diocesan Council for approval.
The committee is made up of approximately 8 members, lay and ordained, appointed by the Bishop. Members may serve as liaisons to granted congregations, helping to foster a relationship between the congregation and the Diocese, and providing a conduit to other resources available from the Diocese.