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Expanding Our Reach – New Mission Partner Grant Application

It is our goal to not only work with established mission partners but to be completely accessible to new ones, as well.

By Mike Puckett, Mission & Outreach Ministry

Bearing witness to the generosity and compassion of this congregation, the Beargrass budget has annually funded over 20 mission partners for many years. In 2023, the range of that funding ran from $400 to $50,000 and totaled $142,000. As you know from our January announcement, the funding methodology has changed in 2024. Going forward, all fund recipients are asked to complete a grant request application. The Mission Support Team has been reaching out to past recipients to inform them of this change in recent weeks, while also advising that the Beargrass Grant Application now can be accessed on our website.

The collective heart of Beargrass for serving “the least of these” is large. Many of you are passionate about the missions of certain organizations and have served them in various capacities, including as board members, through donations, by volunteering weekly, etc. We invite you to alert any and all such organizations to the posting of our grant application online. This invitation also extends to mission projects sponsored by a ministry team or active members of our congregation.  It is our goal to not only work with established mission partners but to be completely accessible to new ones, as well.

We are confident that there will be many benefits to our new structure. Benefits such as a better understanding of how our vision aligns with each mission partner; a more meaningful flow of information and communication between Beargrass and those partners; and a more informed and involved Beargrass congregation. And, as our vision articulates, “By reaching out beyond our walls, around the block, and across the world, Beargrass shines as a beacon of God’s light and hope, locally and globally.”

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