STEWARDSHIP: ACCESS THE TENS NETWORK
Our diocese belongs to The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS), an organization committed to inspiring generosity and faithful discipleship. Membership benefits include access to the Annual Giving Campaign by entering the members-only section of the TENS website with:
- Username: Matthew
- Password: five:16
Sample Parish By-Laws [PDF]
Warden’s Handbook (coming soon) [PDF]
Guidelines for Real Property Transactions Requiring Standing Committee Approval for parishes and other bodies in the Diocese who desire to sell or encumber real property that they own.
GRANTS AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES
The Financial Assistance for Congregations Committee is a committee of the Diocesan Council consisting of members from different sized churches in several regions of our Diocese. They are responsible for discerning with you the ways that God is calling your congregation into the future. They are also charged with evaluating and disbursing the designated funds from our Diocesan budget which will assist congregations that face financial hardship. The deadline for all applications is January 15, 2019. Download the Financial Assistance Request Form [DOCX].
The Diocesan Grants for Ministry program provides funds of up to $10,000 per year, per applicant from special endowments to support the establishment of projects undertaken by Parishes or Regional Councils of the Diocese of Maryland. Awards are made to create new ministries or expand existing ministries in the areas of: Congregational development, ministry of the laity, ordained ministry, social and outreach ministry More information can be found on the application form [PDF]. Submission deadline is March 28.
The Robert W. Ihloff Fund for Congregational Development is a discretionary fund administered by the Bishop of Maryland, to promote efforts in congregational development. Grants support efforts to grow healthy and vital congregations in the following areas: New church development/redevelopment of existing congregations, small church development, stewardship . More detailed information can be found on the application form [PDF]. Submission deadline is March 28.
Middendorf Revolving Fund: Guidelines [PDF] and Application [PDF] Questions about the Middendorf Fund or the application process should be directed to Karen Stewart in the Diocesan Business Office either by calling (410) 467-1399 or e-mailing email@example.com.