The Blessing Initiative

We have a proposal. It is simple -- and simply bold. Let’s give away $1 million!

That’s right - $1 million.

Congregation Approves $1 million for The Blessing Initiative

On Sunday, November 24, 2019, the congregation of Colonial Church approved the action of the Colonial Church Council and Colonial Foundation to earmark $1 million of Foundation monies for future mission projects.  At the meeting, attended by over 200 members, comments and questions were heard with an ultimate vote to affirm the motion.  The Blessing Initiative, a project led by the Ministry Action Team headed by Lance Steinke, will now move forward to develop the process for receiving and screening ideas and proposals which will come from the congregation.  The Church Council has oversight of The Blessing Initiative and will approve the process. The congregation will approve the persons and organizations funded.  At present, names are being received for those interested in being a part of The Blessing Initiative Team.  Please indicate your interest in serving by sending your name to blessinginitiative@colonialchurch.org.  As a reminder: no Blessing Initiative Members may submit or advocate for any particular proposal now or into the future. Current Team members include Lance Steinke, Chairperson; David Lima, Terese Holden, Linda Nyvall, David Englebert.  

The PowerPoint presented at the meeting is available here or at the Connection Corner.