Dover Baptist Association

Resourcing & equipping churches and their leaders.

Church Challenge Grant Program

Guidelines for the Church Challenge Grant:

The Purpose: Dover Baptist Association awards Church Challenge Grants to advance the cause of Christ through helping churches begin new ministries. By "ministries," the association means any effort or program that a Dover congregation feels led to begin with the goal of showing unchurched people God's love in its community context. To qualify as a new ministry, the effort or program must represent a new way for the applying church to help people know God's love, even if other churches have tried similar efforts or programs.

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 new ministry, including the cost and when the congregation will begin the new 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.

Upcoming Events

Jul
13
Tue
Missions Awareness Day @ North Run Baptist Church
Jul 13 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Missions Awareness Day
Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 11 a.m.–Noon
North Run Baptist Church, 2100 Lydell Drive, 23228

Come learn about a ministry that begins in the Goshen Baptist Association and ends in AFRICA with a stop in Michigan along the way.
Terry Graham and Joyce Salmon, Goshen Mission Stitchers, will tell about their most recent trip to Rockwood, Michigan, where the headquarters of Little Dresses for Africa is located.

To assist the Stitchers in their portion of this ministry to African women and children, please consider bringing Girls Underwear, sizes 14, 16, 18 (briefs preferred); Cute Cotton Pillowcases and Fabric (not microfiber, not white or black); Flannel and Warm ‘n Natural 100% Cotton Quilt Batting; Financial Donations for the Stitchers to do the buying!

Special notes: Registration is requested! We need to know the number of adults and children who will be attending. The children will have an age-appropriate session of their own. No food will be served. To register, contact Darlene Herod at her work number: (804) 289-8435 or the Dover office: (804) 550-1980.

Executive Committee @ Dover & Zoom
Jul 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[…]

Jul
16
Fri
Prayer Council Meeting @ Dover Baptist Association
Jul 16 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Oct
12
Tue
Executive Committee @ Dover Baptist Association
Oct 12 @ 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[…]

Oct
24
Sun
Annual Meeting
Oct 24 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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