“NO ONE PUTS NEW WINE INTO OLD WINESKINS; OTHERWISE, THE WINE WILL BURST THE SKINS, AND THE WINE IS LOST, AND SO ARE THE SKINS; BUT ONE PUTS NEW WINE INTO FRESH WINESKINS.” MARK 2:22
The New Wineskins Grant Program seeks to nurture the birthing of new ministry initiatives within ABC/WI by planting seeds thru training, coaching, and financial support.
The pursuit of our Christ-centered mission calls for new paradigms, new sets of expectations, and new “containers.”
No one knows what new thing or new change will result in exactly the kingdom-results we hope for in all contexts, but through this program we hope to create a culture that is intentional, nimble, and dynamic. Ready for the unknown future, we seek to foster ideas that heed the Holy Spirit’s movement in places where Christian community is ready to be birthed.
- New means new. This initiative is about supporting new ministries (new faith communities or missional efforts).
- “With and among” not “to and for.” We are most excited about ministry that happens with and among people rather than to and for them.
- New relationships. We encourage ideas that seek to reach and minister among populations currently not connected with, or who are underserved within, ABC/WI.
Stay tuned for a Day of Innovation coming early in 2019.
Click here for the official flier on the program.
Want to learn more about how you can help support or be supported by the New Wineskins initiative?
Rev. Dr. Marie Onwubuariri, Marie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Jason Mack, Jason@firstbaptistmadison.org
Rev. Carolyn Dugan, Carolyn.Dugan@abcofwi.org