Missional Grants Committee
Guiding congregations to grow and develop intercultural ministry
The Missional Grants Committee assists — financially and organizationally — all diocesan congregations that desire and show potential for growth and diversification of their congregation. The committee utilizes evangelism, church growth and advocacy to develop intercultural ministry throughout the diocese.
The Committee reports monthly to the Bishop and has regular interactions with many other diocesan groups. From time to time, the Missional Grants Committee publishes internal management documents. Core values include:
Intentionality: Connecting our congregations with the context in which they do ministry.
Citizenship: Create in congregations — especially those in transition — a stronger sense of belonging; help the membership of a congregation be a mindful stakeholder.
Discipleship: Help congregations and their members achieve a deeper sense of spiritual identity and maturity. Confirms their essence and purpose as a Christian person.
These three values intersect and overlap, creating new synergies for growth and development. The Missional Grants Committee faithfully adheres to the Canonical mandate as defined in Canon 6.
2022 Missional Grants Committee Members:
- Bishop Lucinda Ashby (Chair)
- Deacon Rob Sommer (Vice-Chair)
- Deacon Stephenie Cooper (Secretary)
- Deacon Jim Arnold
- Ms. Joanna Shreve (Recorder)
- Rev. Filemon Diaz
- Rev. Ale Trillos
- Rev. Martin Juarez
The Mission Opportunity Grant (MOG) is a program created by the Board of Trustees (BOT) and managed by the Mission Commission.
Managed by the Missional Grants Committee, this diocesan program is designed to assist congregations in expanding their missional efforts in the areas of church growth, diversification, and reinforcement.