Growing in God’s Mission

GROWING IN GOD’S MISSION COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT GRANT

The South Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is pleased to announce the request for 2017 fall applications for GROWING IN GOD’S MISSION COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT GRANT. Because of the generous gifts from congregations in the South Carolina Synod, ELCA to the Growing in God’s Mission appeal, funds are available to SC Synod congregations to initiate new, meaningful connections and relationships with their community.

Applications for the GROWING IN GOD’S MISSION COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT GRANT should be completed in full for request to be considered. Completed applications are due October 3, 2017. Applications are available online at www. scsynod.com. Locate the cover letter and application by going to “Deepening Discipleship,” scroll down to “Growing In God’s Mission”, access the 2017 Growing in God’s Mission Cover Letter and the 2017 Growing in God’s Mission Grant Application. Congregations will be notified of their award status by November 1, 2017. Submit completed applications to:

South Carolina Synod
Growing In God’s Mission Community Engagement Grant
1003 Richland St.
Columbia, SC 29201

Please contact Melanie Wessinger, Growing in God’s Mission Grant Committee Chair, with questions regarding the grant application process. Melanie may be reached by email pwessinger@aol.com or 864-616-1725.

Concerned your congregation won’t be ready to submit an application by October? No problem! There will be another request for proposals in the March, 2018.

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Growing in God’s Mission Community Engagement Grant Cover Letter – Fall 2017

Growing in God’s Mission Community Engagement Grant Cover Letter – Fall 2017

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Growing in God’s Mission Community Engagement Grant Application – Fall 2017

Growing in God’s Mission Community Engagement Grant Application – Fall 2017

The South Carolina Synod’s “Growing in God’s Mission” campaign was launched to fund important ways to strengthen ministry within and beyond the synod. Through generosity and imagination the appeal reach and exceeded its financial goal of $1,750,000!

As of February 1, 2015, pledges, gifts received and “pledges/gifts receivable” totaled $1,799,556. Plus through the campaign, donors have contributed and additional $102,138 for “Safe Water Tanzania,” an addition to the five original goals of the appeal.

The South Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is pleased to announce this request for applications for GROWING IN GOD’S MISSION COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT GRANT. Because of the generous gifts from congregations in the South Carolina Synod, ELCA to the Growing in God’s Mission appeal, funds are available to South Carolina Synod congregations to initiate new, meaningful connections and relationships with their community.

The Growing In God’s Mission Community Engagement Grant committee awarded grants to the following congregations during the 2017 Spring Grant cycle:

  • Crossroads Lutheran Church-Summer Ministry program
  • Multiple Midland Congregations-Faith Formation experiences for people with disabilities
  • Orangeburg Lutheran-Community Garden
  • Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran-Community Soup Kitchen
  • St. Andrews Lutheran-Homeless Family Ministry