Dover Baptist Association

Resourcing & equipping churches and their leaders.

Fairmount Baptist Scholarship

The Purpose of this scholarship:
The Fairmount Baptist Scholarship provides funds for an individual or groups from Dover churches seeking training for traditional or nontraditional ministry. Funds from this scholarship are also available for an individual pursuing an opportunity to explore or expand his or her ministry calling.
Who makes the decision?
The Dover Baptist Association Student Ministry Council
Who may apply:
Applicants must be a member of a Dover church for at least a year. He or she must be seeking training for traditional or nontraditional ministry or pursuing an opportunity to explore or expand his or her calling. Priority will be given to new initiatives. Priority will be given to registration and training expenses. Transportation and lodging expenses will be considered.
Application Deadline
Thirty days prior to the distribution of funds
Funding
The maximum annual amount a recipient or group may receive is $1,500.
Application Requirements
An application must include the following:
*Description of how the training will be used to explore and or enhance their ministry or call to ministry
*A letter of recommendation from the pastor, a staff minister, or lay leader which demonstrates the applicant’s leadership in the ministries of the church.
Follow Up
Recipients of this scholarship must provide a written report no later than six months following the time the funds were used. In this report, the recipients must share how the funds were used, how they are applying this training to their lives, and if/how the effectiveness of the training could be improved. This feedback will be used by the Fund Team to help evaluate future requests for the similar training.
Recipients of the scholarship should also be prepared to share about their experience in various Dover media upon request.

The guidelines for the Fairmount Baptist Scholarship must be reviewed regularly. Any proposed changes shall be submitted to the Dover Executive Committee for approval.

Approved by the Executive Committee; October 9, 2018

Upcoming Events

Mar
9
Tue
Dover Council @ Dover & Zoom
Mar 9 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mar
11
Thu
Congregational Leadership Workshops: Mission Dialog for Churches
Mar 11 @ 10:00 AM

Congregational Leadership Workshops
These workshops are designed to offer training and information for church ministry groups or committees.

March 11: Mission Dialog for Churches
Morning sessions: 10 a.m.-Noon
Evening sessions: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Congregational Leadership Workshops: Mission Dialog for Churches
Mar 11 @ 6:30 PM

Congregational Leadership Workshops
These workshops are designed to offer training and information for church ministry groups or committees.

March 11: Mission Dialog for Churches
Morning sessions: 10 a.m.-Noon
Evening sessions: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Mar
16
Tue
Pastor Health Network @ Dover & Zoom
Mar 16 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Mar
29
Mon
Sunday School Directors Network
Mar 29 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Apr
13
Tue
Executive Committee @ Hunton & Zoom
Apr 13 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

CONSTITUTION: ARTICLE 6. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
6.01 MEMBERSHIP. Members shall be three representatives elected from each member church, the officers of the Association, committee chairpersons, and council directors. Only members of the Executive Committee may vote.

6.02 PURPOSE. It shall conduct all business for the Association between regular meetings.

BYLAW 4.01: MEETINGS

(a) Regular meetings shall be held the second Tuesday night of January, April, July and October for the purpose of transacting Association business between regular Association meetings[…]

Apr
25
Sun
Semi-annual Meeting @ Glen Allen BC & Zoom
Apr 25 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
May
16
Sun
Week of Prayer for Watson Mission Offering
May 16 – May 23 all-day

Dover Baptists observe a Week of Prayer for Association Missions in May each year. We share specific prayer requests. We also use it to inform the churches about the role and work of the association. The Week of Prayer helps call attention to and connect Dover Baptists with a variety of local missions and ministries.

Dover Baptist Association provides resources, consulting services, leadership training, and many other services that help our churches. Dover congregations give a portion of their regular offerings to fund most of the Association’s ministries. This special offering supplements and helps support more ministries and mission efforts, not the Association’s budget.

Suggestions for Promoting the Week of Prayer for Association Missions:

  • Pray and ask others to pray for Association missions
  • Put Missions Week announcements in bulletins, newsletters, email, and on the church website
  • Display Missions Week posters in prominent places Have an association missions offering presentation or enlist a speaker to tell about Dover’s ministries
  • Distribute Prayer Guides and special offering envelopes provided for your church (available from the Association office)
  • Receive a special association missions offering
  • Recognize persons in your church who volunteer in the work of Dover and/or tell how Dover has helped your church

Job Openings

Weekly Prayer Focus:

At least one (1) Dover church is featured each week for prayer emphasis. We encourage you to lift each church up in prayer, including its leaders, ministries, members, and community.

The leaders of Tipi Wakan Ministries, our Dover Staff, and in Dover’s churches:

February 28: Deep Run Baptist Church
Rick Allison, Pastor
February 28: Dover Baptist Church
Todd Kube, Pastor
March 7: East Gate Baptist Church
Catherine Lee, Pastor
March 7: Elon Baptist Church
Randy Secrist Pastor