Thursday, May 06, 2010

This blog is on the move

Hi everybody.  I am in the process of shutting down this blog, and moving to a new blog which I hope will be more encompassing of the work I do.  You will be able to find my new blog called "The Vital Church" at the following address

Come and check out the work over there.  I look forward to having you join the conversation.



Monday, January 25, 2010

Episcopal Church Foundation's 2010 Fellowship Grant Cycle

Hi all,

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

Wartburg Seminary Rural Ministry Conference

Hey all...

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

Episcopal Appalachian Ministries grant available

Greetings all,

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.

Spread the word!