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

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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