The Foundation for Evangelism is pleased to announce it will open the 2023 Equipping the Local Church grant cycle on January 15. A total of $350,000 is available for grants of $5,000 or $10,000 to small and medium* church congregations, or clusters of churches working together, in a Wesleyan-tradition denomination.
During the 2022 Equipping the Local Church Grant Cycle, 31 grants were awarded totaling $230,000. The projects included a wide range of evangelistic disciple-building in the local church context including:
- Establishing a summer leadership program for children and youth based on Wesleyan-tradition christian values that invites and nurtures children and families in the faith.
- A Sunday night supper open to anyone in the community that invites conversation around a particular scripture.
- An online church designed for those struggling with addiction or family members and friends of addicts.
Any church or group of churches fitting the criteria may apply. A total of 30 small church and 20 medium* church grants will be awarded in the summer of 2023.