The Geunhee Yu Covenant Fund was set up in 2012 at the seventeenth biennial North American Pacific/Asian Disciples (NAPAD) Convocation, to perpetuate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Geunhee Yu, who served as the Inaugural Executive Pastor of the NAPAD from 1992 till his retirement in 2011. Rev. Dr. Yu has inspired us with his tireless servant leadership, deep commitment to a covenant of love and justice, and an unsurpassed passion for new church development.
The Fund aims to provide grants to new churches having great potential to become strong NAPAD congregations. The grants go directly to selected congregations. The grants may not be used for pastors’ salary. They must be used to accomplish the vision and mission of the awarded congregation(s). There may be one or more grants each year, and each grant’s value will range between $2,500 and $10,000.
For 2014, the total amount of the grant(s) that will be distributed will not exceed $10,000. Each grant will be distributed quarterly upon the receipt of a quarterly progressive report from the awarded congregation.
All the grants will be distributed by November 30, 2014. Congregations must meet the following requirements in order to apply for the Geunhee Yu Covenant Fund.
- Congregations must be recognized by the Executive Pastor of NAPAD as NAPAD affiliates.
- Congregations must be “under care” of the Disciples of Christ Region they are located in.
- Congregations must have been three years or less since they have been placed under care of the Region.
- Each congregation must show its entire membership (adults and youths) consists of at least 30 people.
Visit www.napad.net for more information and an application.