Disciples News Service

Reconciliation Ministry grant proposals due in mid-July

Reconciliation MinistryReconciliation Ministry is receiving grant proposals until July 15, 2010, for general, regional and recognized ministries of the Church whose projects promote the denomination’s pro-reconciliation/anti-racism mission priority. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is bringing to fruition the healing that brings wholeness in its communities and congregations through projects sponsored by these grants, said Minister of Reconciliation April G. Johnson. The 2010 grant proposals are for 2011 projects.Successful programs from the 2010 grant cycle included leadership development training for new church pastors, ecumenical and interfaith collaborative anti-racism training, programs for ministerial preparation as well as camping opportunities for youth and young adults from across the diversity of the Church’s regions. "We are excited to witness the implementation of our mission to ‘foster life-giving community within our Church and with the whole family of God,’" Johnson said.Grant applications can be secured at www.reconciliationministry.org or by contacting Nancy Kirkpatrick, Reconciliation Ministry assistant, at 317-713-2587.