Guidance for the path toward sustainable economics of ministry
3E, the Rocky Mountain Synod’s Lilly Grant initiative, enters 2021 convinced more than ever that 3E is for you and it is for us. We give thanks to God for the impact 3E has made in the lives of rostered minsters and congregations in the Rocky Mountain Synod and the Grand Canyon Synod, and we know there are many more people and congregations to reach!
What’s it like to work with 3E? Here’s what people are saying:
- The process and interactions with all 3E staff proved life-giving with clear guidance.
- It was a very positive experience. The whole team were kind and understanding. This has been a helpful and hopeful process that has led to real financial improvement.
- A friend had applied and been approved for a grant the previous year and said the process was simple and strongly encouraged me to apply. I was awarded a grant to help with paying down my student loans, and it was such a blessing.
We hope to hear from you or your congregation in 2021. We’d love to add your story to those who have experienced blessing through 3E.
For more information about 3E and how you might become a part, contact Pr. Michael Tassler, Program Director at Contact 3E.
Ministerial Excellence Fund
Ministerial Excellence Fund grants help pastors and deacons develop stronger financial literacy skills and provides direct aid to help reduce or eliminate crippling education and medical debt relief, as well as provides assistance in emergencies. Read more about the Ministerial Excellence Fund
Rather than a culture of scarcity, Stewardship programs sponsored by 3E root faith communities in God’s promise of abundant life and equips rostered and congregational leaders to carry out fruitful, broad-range stewardship programs that enliven a culture of generosity. Read More about Stewardship Programs
Vital Right-Shaped Ministry
Vital Right-Shaped Ministry (VRSM) is about reframing the realities of our day, which can often seem defeating, to see how God remains vitally, creatively present to help us adapt, become church in new ways, and find new opportunities for faithful mission. VRSM will help congregations “right-shaping” their ministries to better match their financial resources with God’s call to mission in this day. Read more about Vital Right-Shaped Ministry