MCS Fund For Mission Deadline April 1, 2021
In 1997, the Metropolitan Chicago Synod created a mission endowment fund for the purpose of assisting congregations in energizing and extending the reach of their mission. The principal amount of the endowment remains intact in perpetuity. The investment earnings from the fund are distributed back to congregations in response to mission grant applications from the congregations.The primary purpose of these grants is to stimulate creative and innovative approaches to evangelical outreach and to enhance the mission outreach of the synod and its congregations apart from the general operating budgets of either the synod or the congregation. We find the most effective mission initiatives grow from an integrated mission plan; defined as a “discerned plan for future ministry.”An integrated mission plan involves attention to three intersecting principles of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod mission to 1. Proclaim the Gospel 2. Make Disciples and 3. Do Justice:The MCS Fund for Mission Grant Application is now open, and the deadline for applications is April 1, 2021. The Fund for Mission committee is excited and looking forward to receiving diverse and innovative submissions.
To access the application, please click here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSf3VqDF…/viewform
Contact Heather Haynes, Executive Assistant to the Bishop, for more information.