Written by Daniel Hazard
Need to get the word out about your church in 2009? The Stillspeaking Ministry invites you to consider applying for a Media with a Mission grant.
Begun in 2006, Media with a Mission is a grant program that supports local churches in their TV, radio and print advertising efforts.
Since its inception, the program has awarded nearly $100,000 to 132 churches in 31 states.
The outreach made possible by these grants has collectively reached more than 5 million people.
In 2009, Stillspeaking will award up to $40,000 for local churches to conduct TV, radio and print advertising.
Local churches, or groups of churches, who embrace the message of the Stillspeaking Ministry are eligible to apply.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout 2009 and will be reviewed and awarded on a monthly basis until funds are expended.
The maximum grant for individual churches is $2,000 and the maximum grant for groups of churches is $4,000.
Grants must be matched on a 60 percent basis by applicants; e.g. Stillspeaking will provide $2 (40 percent) for every $3 (60 percent) the applicant church/group of churches commits to the campaign.
Grant recipients will be asked to report on their campaigns by sharing, showing and measuring their efforts.
To learn more about Media with a Mission and how to apply, please visit www.ucc.org/god-is-still-speaking.