The Purpose: Dover Baptist Association awards Multi-Housing Ministry Grants to advance the cause of Christ through helping churches minister in multi-housing communities. Multi-housing settings may include apartment complexes, mobile home communities, retirement communities, etc. Example of such ministries include Bible clubs in apartment communities, placing a chaplain in such a community, and other similar activities that help people who live in multi-housing settings know God's love in their community context.
Who Makes the Decision? The Missions Development Council judges all grant applications. Applying does not guarantee approval. The council will approve grants that, in the judgment of its members, fulfill the purpose of the grants.
How Much Does the Association Give? The grants come from designated Association Missions Offering funds. The council will award one grant per church of up to $500 or 50% of the cost of the new ministry, whichever is less, in any calendar year. It will award available funds on a first come, first served basis.
How to Apply: Any Dover church or mission may apply. To apply, the church or mission should send a letter of request indicating:
- A detailed plan or description of the multi-housing ministry, including the cost and when the congregation will begin or began the ministry.
- The congregation's vote to begin the new ministry and to request the grant. (Please attach a statement showing that the congregation approved both and the date of the congregational business meeting or meetings.)
- The amount of the request.