The two existing mission funding sources will remain intact. Ten percent of every dollar given will be designated for missions. Sacrificial giving above and beyond regular tithes will be designated as Grace Venture giving.
The GV Strategy Committee will have oversight regarding how the two funding sources are allocated based upon the following principles:
- Maintaining Monthly Commitments
For the missionaries/ministries we have committed to financially support on a monthly basis, we strive to maintain this obligation by keeping an approximate 3 months reserve.
Grace Venture is not merely a grant writing body, rather this is a cultural change within our congregation whereby our people own the Great Commission to a greater degree.
Conforms to GEC
Theologically, any partnership GEC has with a missionary/ministry must agree on doctrinal essentials. Additionally, GEC is part of the Church and any partnership must further the mission of the church –
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”