Thursday, May 06, 2010
Come and check out the work over there. I look forward to having you join the conversation.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Are you looking for some financial resources to do some in-depth work around transformational ministries? The Episcopal Church Foundation has opened its 2010 grant cycle, with applications due by March 15, 2010. If you want to learn more about this great opportunity, follow the link below.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
The 29th annual Rural Ministry Conference, hosted by Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa, is set for March 7-9, 2010. Here's a link to their brochure:
It sounds like a great conference. Check it out if you're interested.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I just got word that the Episcopal Appalachian Ministries is receiving grant applications for its Spring cycle. The grants are only available to those in the Appalachian region, but either you or someone you know may be eligible. Some of the specifics of the grant are as follows:
Size of Grants: Grants usually range in size from $500 to $3,000.
Eligibility: Grants are made to diocesan, parish, or community-based organizations in member dioceses. These organizations will serve communities in the Appalachian region or urban Appalachian communities outside the region.
Criteria: Appalachian Initiative Grants may be used as seed money for organizations to seize opportunities of a one-time nature. On-going operating costs will not be given priority. Successful applications will usually involve helping Appalachians address regional issues such as poverty, health care, unemployment, education, cultural affirmation, or the environment through direct service.
Application deadline is February 28, 2010. Here's the link to the E.A.M website (which includes the grant application on its start page) if you're interested.
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Friday, October 16, 2009
Applications are now available for the Summer Collegium, a project in support of small congregations at Virginia Theological Seminary in
The theme of the Summer Collegium this year is Leadership in the Small Congregation. Our keynote speaker will be Alice Mann, a prolific writer on congregational ministry, and John Bell from the Iona Community in
The dates for the Summer Collegium are June 23 -
Marilyn Johns, D. Min.
Project Manager, The Summer Collegium
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Grant applications are now being accepted through September 1, 2009 for the 2010 granting cycle of funds through the Roanridge Foundation Trust.
"What is the Roanridge Foundation?" you may ask. Well, it is named for a farm in Missouri which had originally been donated to the Episcopal Church for clergy and laity to develop a deeper understanding of rural and small-town ministry. Eventually the farm was sold, and the proceeds became the corpus of a fund which annually distributes grants specifically for the "training of town and country clergy and rural Christian workers" of the Episcopal Church. In other words, it is for the development of ministry resources for rural and small town settings across the country.
To learn more about the Roanridge Trust... and to access an application, simply click on:
I invite you to apply for Roanridge funding for your most creative ministry opportunities.