Saturday, May 16, 2009

ECV Partners 2009-2010

As many of you may know, in order to seize the unique opportunity we've had as a young church to commit ourselves to the advancement of God's Kingdom beyond our own community, this past year, we committed a significant percentage of the ECV budget (~30%) to what we call ECV Partners: organizations—either "Christian" or "secular"—that are doing God's work here in New Haven and around the world. This first year has been a tremendous success; the work that these groups do is fantastic and relationships that we're developed have been (and continue to be) really valuable; we're getting connected to what God's doing and learning a ton.

Anyway, we're coming up on time to review our partnerships from this past year and maybe pursue a some new ones for the coming fiscal year.

So, two takeaways:
  1. If you are (or represent) a current ECV partner, it's time to check in on how things have gone this past year and (if desired) submit a application for renewal.
  2. Do you know of a group doing great work that advances God's purposes who could use some financial support? Maybe you work for such an organization. Let us know by submitting an ECV Partnership Application.
All applications are due May 29th at 5pm. (The trustees and the leaders of the local and global outreach teams will be meeting June 1 to select the partnerships we will pursue for the 09-10 fiscal year.)

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