Stipends Assistance is available to Parishes where a minister is unavailable for normal ministry tasks due to Long service leave, illness or disability. During this time, parishes are encouraged to explore other models of ministry using their own resources.
This fund is now administered by the Methodist Church Property Committee (MCPC). For more information please refer to the Methodist Church website www.methodist.org.nz
Let the Children Live Grant fund - The ‘Let the Children Live’ - Funding Parish Initiatives are still available, with 10 grants available every quarter. The maximum grant is $600. It is available for Methodist parishes, Rohe and Co-operating Ventures of which the Methodist Church is a partner. The project needs to support or enable the church's 10 year vision 'Let the Children Live' and be based within New Zealand. If you are successful, you will prepare a story of your initiative for publishing either in Touchstone or on the Methodist website. Be realistic in what you ask, yet be prepared to take some risks to engage in the vision together. Send in your proposal today, with supporting photographs if possible and ideally no more than two sides of A4. Include your Parish name, your name and contact details and the Minutes of the Parish Council/Leaders meeting approving the initiative.
Don't delay any further and send in your funding application today to: ‘Let the Children Live’ – Mission Resourcing, Private Bag 11-903, Ellerslie, Auckland 1542 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLOSING DATES FOR 2019: 6th August and 5th November.