To encourage parishes, groups of parishes, deaneries and archdeaconries to undertake innovative, risk-taking projects that will lead to spiritual, numerical and financial growth for the making of disciples.
As members of the Diocesan family, we are now ready to invite donations and receive applications for new Foundation for Life funding.
Some of the initiatives which the program has funded since its beginning in 2009 include:
A question for all of us is what initiatives might we be able to undertake in our area with some additional funding from the Foundation? Now is the time to look to the future as we seek to share the Good News of the Kingdom.
The Foundation for Life fund was established as one response to the Nicodemus Project which called for transformational change throughout the Diocese. Every year since then some six to ten projects have been funded. It is hoped that these projects will help the Diocese become more mission-shaped and lead to spiritual, numerical and financial growth for the making of disciples.
First, the Foundation builds funding. It is hoped that Anglicans will donate $25 per adult and $5 per child (above regular Parish offerings) to the fund. Donor cards and a link to online giving are found at the top of this page.
Then, Parishes submit applications for funding. In order to apply to the fund, you need to be developing a new ministry project in your area.
Applications can be made on behalf of a single parish, a group of parishes, a deanery, an archdeaconry or another grouping. This year the deadline for submissions is February 26, 2016.
Really, the sky's the limit. Literally! We've been blessed with the gift of creativity and free-thinking. Your ministry project will afford the opportunity for parishes to engage in applying for items like a sound system, digital projector, musical instrument, puppet ministry materials, a parish or regional youth worker, a mode of transportation like a van or bus, Christian education materials, school lunch programs, seniors clubs, family events, a laundry ministry and attracting tourists.
For more information on this ministry, please contact:Diocesan Synod Office
115 Church Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 4C8
The application period has closed for this funding cycle.