Together For Hope Webinar
September 15, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
This one-hour interactive webinar will focus on ways to overcome housing challenges in rural communities. By focusing on different organizational structures and funding mechanisms, while also naming the challenges that face rural housing organizations and their leaders, we’ll explore ways to create sustainable housing programs together. If you want to engage in the Together for Hope Rural Development Coalition, this webinar is for you!
Webinar Speaker: Harold Tessendorf is an internationally experienced executive leader, mediator and trainer who has worked in the community economic development sector for 3 decades; the last two leading Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Georgia. Harold is the Founder of the Tessendorf Consulting Group (www.tessendorfconsulting.com).
This webinar is hosted by Together for Hope, a Rural Development Coalition. Please register below and a link for the webinar will be sent to you prior to the event. Contact Rachel Gunter Shapard at [email protected] with questions.
CBF/GA is seeking to further invest in our vision “to serve Christians and churches as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission” through the State Mission Offering. Congregational ministry grants will provide an opportunity for CBF/GA to serve our churches who are seeking new ways to fulfill their mission within their local community. Churches may apply for a matching grant up to $2,000 to support a new ministry or missional endeavor. Each church awarded a grant must provide funds equal to or greater than the amount awarded by CBF/GA towards the cost of the proposed project. These congregational ministry grants will be awarded to our partner congregations from money collected through our annual State Missions Offering. Priority will be given to churches that did not receive a grant in 2019.
Congregational Ministry Grants Approved
Applications may be submitted by a minister on staff, or a committee or group within the church. Churches are encouraged to partner with other CBF/GA churches in their neighborhood when possible. While CBF/GA does not have specific projects in mind, we do hope that these projects will further support the mission and values of CBF/GA. As such, projects should fall into one of the following categories…
- Community Partnerships – Perhaps you would like to begin a new relationship with a community organization or begin a new program with an existing partner.
- Interfaith Initiatives – Take this opportunity to host an interfaith gathering within your own church or begin a partnership with another faith group in your area.
- Local Mission Engagement – Identify an area of need that could be met by members of your church. This may also involve a community partner, or it may mean creating a new idea all together.
- Young Leadership Development – Identify young leadership within your congregation and specific ways you can help to encourage and support them. Perhaps your church would consider offering an internship for the first time.
Jody Long – Coordinator