Members of the MSC Leadership Development Team enthusiastically approved grants this week for use in building a culture of courageous leadership. Grants funds are still available for 2021 - see more information below. The grants will support the following ministries:
The MSC Leadership Development Team is offering grants for up to $500 for congregational work in building a culture of courageous leadership in the areas of anti-racism or laity leadership. A congregational match is preferred, as well as, submitting outcomes and an artifact (photo, article) to share with the conference.
These focus areas are allowing the team to bring leadership resources to people and places participating in Courageous Leadership:
Examples of anti-racism ministry include curriculum/classes, participation with other organizations in empowerment/partnership, supporting clergy/laity in attending training events, etc.
Examples of laity leadership ministry include supporting the cost of COS for a licensed local pastor, promoting laity leadership through lay servant ministry, organizing events to welcome the community, etc.
Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis throughout 2021