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National Council of Churches, USA
Education and Leadership Ministries Commission


The Education and Leadership Ministries Commissionhas been blessed with some restricted endowment funds set up to support the ongoing work of faith formation, leader development, and education and advocacy. One such restricted endowment is theDepartment of Children’s Work. This fund was created from the dissolution of the International Association of Daily Vacation Bible Schools. By action of the ELMC Administrative Board, a drawdown of thisfund is available to support some of the ongoing work within ELMC, namely projects with a focus on children or on behalf of children. These projects must be a part of the ongoing work of programministry committees of ELMC. The projects must begin by June 30, 2011, and be completed by June 30, 2012. It is the expectation that there will be a substantive update of the projects given at theJanuary 2012 ELMC meeting. The commission will be able to offer a number of grants in amounts not exceeding $3000.

Program ministry committees are asked to submit a short proposal of up to 2-pages (12point, single-space) with:
• Name of the Program Ministry Committee
• Statement of Need for the Project
• Statement of the Project’s Intent and Scope (particularly addressing how thisproject can benefit children)
• Statement of the Need for the Funding and a Short Budget
• Statement of how this project advances the overall work and witness of ELMC and the NCC

Timeline:Application Deadline: March 15, 2011

Awards Announcement Deadline: April 1, 2011

Application should be submitted electronically to Garland F. Pierce at Questionsconcerning the proposal process may also be directed to him.

Called to: “equip the saints for the work of the ministry, for building up the body of Christ.”
Ephesians 4:12 (NRSV)...