Matching grants for planting churches are now available for church planters in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC) according to a recent announcement from Grace Brethren North American Missions (GBNAM).
The program is designed to encourage the recruitment of church planters, the creation of ministry apprenticeships, the launching and establishing of new churches and the further development of ethnic church planting in North America.
Dr. Tim Boal, Executive Director of GBNAM, noted the immediate releasing of funds for the 2006 calendar year. “I am pleased to announce we already have $250,000 in hand and we are ready and able to disburse these funds in calendar year 2006 to eligible persons. I am hopeful these funds will spur other matching donations for the Grace Brethren church-planting cause in North America,” Boal said.
More information, including an information packet, grant guidelines and applications, as well as requirements and restrictions, is being mailed to all FGBC pastors and churches. Information is also available on the GBNAM website at www.gbnam.org.
All applicants must be firmly committed to the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, agree with its Statement of Faith and be intimately connected to the FGBC via its associations and partnerships.