Dover Baptist Association

Resourcing & equipping churches and their leaders.

Pruett Fund for Church Leadership Scholarship

Purpose. Dover’s Pruett Fund for Church Leadership Scholarship is intended to foster the development of spiritual leadership in Dover churches by equipping individuals who have demonstrated and been affirmed in a spiritual gift(s). The scholarship is given to enhance the development of the gift in the individual and to ensure that the gift is deployed for the benefit of the applying church through the individual’s service in a leadership role. Who May Apply. Any Dover church may apply on behalf of any active member or staff member of that church who is age 16 or older and who has demonstrated and been affirmed in at least one of the spiritual gifts. Application Requirements. An application must include the following items:
  • A letter of request from the church, or those empowered to act for the church, with minutes or other similar statement verifying the church’s request
  • The individual’s spiritual gifts assessment using the Network Spiritual Gifts Assessment and showing the presence of the gift(s);
  • Recommendations from two church leaders that affirm the individual has the gift(s) and has demonstrated the gift(s), and that the training sought will enhance the use of the gift(s) within the church (see “Types of Training Permitted”)
  • Description of how the training for which the scholarship is requested will be used to (1) enhance the development of the gift in that individual and (2) benefit and be used in a leadership role within the applying church
Types of Training Permitted. The scholarship award must be used for training that will enhance the use of the specified gift(s) by the named individual in the applying church.
  • The church and its senior pastor must approve the training and affirm the above use
  • Dover’s Pruett Fund for Church Leadership Team has final approval on the award and application does not guarantee approval of an award; the Fund Team may choose to award up to $1,000 per quarter and is accountable to Dover Baptist Association and its Executive Committee
  • Training is not limited to that sponsored by the Dover Baptist Association or other Baptist entities
  • Training offered through secular organizations may qualify if the applicant can demonstrate that it meets all other requirements
Funding. The individual and/or the applying church must fund 30‐50% of the cost of the training. The standard scholarship will cover up to 50% of the training, with a maximum award of $1000. Churches seeking a variance in these guidelines must give a justification in the application. Follow Up. Within six months after completing the training the individual and the church will give the Pruett Fund team a report describing how the training has been utilized (or where they are in the process) and whether or not it was effective. This material will be used by the Fund Team to help evaluate future requests for the similar training. Application Process. Completed applications (see above) must arrive in the Dover office as follows: by December 15 for the first quarter of the calendar year, by March 15 for the second quarter, by June 15 for the third quarter, and by September 15 for the fourth quarter.

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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