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.
Deadline for Application Thursday, April 8, 2020
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
2019 Congregational Ministry Matching Grants
(Provided through the CBF/GA State Mission Offering)
Edgewood Church, Atlanta
Scholarships for Medical Coder Classes
First Baptist Church Decatur/Scott Boulevard Baptist church
Collaborative Ministry Internship for older and isolated adults
First Baptist Church, Griffin
“Grace 127: Supporting Foster Families”
First Baptist Church of Christ, Macon
Helping to complete a home with Shelter Liberia
Hardwick Baptist Church, Milledgeville
“Dinner Church” gatherings for the community
Heritage Baptist Church, Cartersville
Church/community garden re-design and water collection project
Highland Hills Baptist Church, Macon
“Macon Neighbors” mission engagement video series
Horizon Baptist Fellowship, Summerville
Inspiration stations for teachers in local schools
Milledge Avenue Baptist Church, Athens
Community Composer Concert Weekend
Vineville Baptist Church, Macon
Referees for community basketball league