Local Mission Funding Applications for RMC Churches:
The work of Jesus was done on the ground: He got his hands “in the mud” with the people he served, directly helping outcasts, the sick, the poor, and the forgotten—and he asked his disciples to do the same. In 2017, the Rocky Mountain Conference, challenged you to be “In the Mud” following Jesus’s example, and we will do the same in 2018!
A little background: Previously, the Conference awarded mission funds directly to agencies, whether they were involved with the RMC or not. Then, at our 2016 Annual Meeting, the Conference voted to adopt a more “in the mud” approach to sharing mission dollars. Namely, the funds will be granted to our local churches instead, who will then use them to empower and incite new missions and ministries in their communities.
Further still, churches were asked to be “in the mud” with the mission they supported. If a church wanted to feed the hungry, we also challenged their members to volunteer by distributing meals. In doing so, we are walking as Jesus did to heal a hurting world.
When you look around your community, what needs do you see? What new ways of doing ministry would you try if you had some support? Where is the hurt in your community? How can you help the needy in your own backyard?
To apply, churches are asked to submit a funding proposal for their outreach ministry, just as they did in 2017.
There are two funding cycles tentatively planned for 2018:
- The deadline for the first cycle is February 16; decisions will be communicated by March 16.
- The deadline for the second cycle is August 17; decisions will be communicated by September 14.
Funding proposal forms are to be filled out by local churches and sent to the Rocky Mountain Conference.
Churches can send their applications by email to email@example.com or by snail-mail to:
Rocky Mountain Conference
Attn: Local Mission Funding 2017
1140 W. 5th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204