NEW! The Stewardship Challenge Grant offers cash for your Church’s stewardship efforts!
The Wisconsin United Methodist Foundation has developed a new Stewardship Challenge Grant to encourage and reward congregations that develop an appropriate, intentional stewardship plan. By providing a cash incentive, this Challenge Grant hopes to encourage churches to develop a comprehensive stewardship program that will help achieve their goals in the area of stewardship.
When your congregation’s application and plan are submitted to the Foundation, you will receive half the money (the encouragement part!) When the final report is received the other half of the money will be sent (the reward part!) There is no designated start date to this program. After your initial plan has been submitted and approved, the activities should be completed and the final report submitted all within 12 months. A church may apply once a year in three different years.
Your church may receive from $400 – $600 each year. This may be enough for several members of your church to attend the Stewardship Retreat or to purchase some training materials. There are specific required tasks at each of the three levels. If you would like any additional information, please call Jean Nicholas at the Foundation at 1-888-903-9863 or 608-837-9582. Jean would be happy to come to a circuit meeting to explain the program in detail!