Dover Baptist Association

Resourcing & equipping churches and their leaders.

Partnership Missions Scholarship

Guidelines for the Partnership Missions Scholarship:

The Purpose:  Dover Baptist Association awards partnership missions scholarships to advance the cause of Christ through partnership missions efforts and to increase the number of Dover churches and individuals involved in partnership missions trips. By “partnership missions trip,” the association means any volunteer missions effort that a Dover congregation believes will involve its people in furthering the cause of Christ by their physical presence on a mission field beyond Dover and that advances Dover’s purpose of helping reveal Christ by doing missions together.

Who Makes the Decision?  The Partnership Missions Council evaluates all scholarship applications.  Applying does not guarantee approval.  The council will approve scholarships based on available funds and the merits of the request, giving priority to trips that work with Dover’s mission partners.

How Much Does the Association Give?  Unless otherwise designated, Dover will set aside 70% of partnership missions scholarship funds for mission trips with Dover missions partners and 30% for other mission trips.  For mission trips that work with Dover missions partners, the council will award an individual one grant of up to $300 or 20% of the cost of a partnership missions trip, whichever is less, in any calendar year.  The council will award any Dover church a grant(s) of up to $750, including individual grants, for partnership missions trips in any calendar year.  For other mission trips, the council will award an individual one grant of up to $150 or 20% of the cost of a partnership missions trip, whichever is less, in any calendar year.  The council will award any Dover church a grant(s) of up to $500, including individual grants, for partnership missions trips in any calendar year.  The council may adjust any and all grants based on availability of funds.

How to Apply:  Any Dover church or mission may apply.  Anyone associated with a Dover church or mission may apply.  To apply, the qualifying person or church should send a letter of request indicating:
a.    The name(s) of the person or church, the nature of the trip (including time, place, and cost) and amount of aid requested.
b.    The church’s approval of the request in business session (Please attach a statement showing that the church approved the request and the date of the meeting.  Have it signed by a church staff member or a church officer such as the clerk or moderator.)
c.    The amount of the request
The request may come before the related partnership missions trip and must reach the Dover Association office not later than 90 days after completing the trip.

What does the association expect?  Within 90 days of completing the trip, the council requests a written report and photo(s) from the trip to share with the association.  The association may also request for a recipient(s) to make a verbal report or presentation appropriate association events.

Additional Information:  The Partnership Missions Council may consider exceptions to these guidelines as requested.  These guidelines take effect when approved and remain in effect until the association alters them.

Revised and Approved by Dover’s Executive Committee, 2016-07-12
 

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