“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 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.

Click here for the official flier on the program.

NEW WINESKINS GRANT PROGRAM

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.

Guidelines

New means new.
This initiative is about supporting new ministries (new faith communities or missional efforts) and is not intended for retrying old ideas that worked in the past or strengthening things that already exist. We encourage informed experimental ideas.

New relationships.
We encourage ideas that seek to reach and minister among populations currently not connected with, or who are underserved within, ABC/WI.

“With and among” not “to and for.”
In our commitment to valuing each individual human life and the gathered community, we understand ministry as something that happens with and among people rather than to and for them. Ideas that are strong on relationships rather than focused on transactions will align with this program’s vision.

Other considerations:
We are looking for applications that include: alignment with ABC/WI mission, collaboration with others, and innovative approaches.

Announcement of 2019 Award Recipients

We are please to announce the 2019 Grant Recipients:

  • Miracle, Inc. (birthed by Milwaukee, Progressive Baptist Church): BLESSS--(Building Love Equipping shepherds around shame, stigma, suicide, and self-care).  
  • Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Madison: Mt. Zion Campus Ministry
  • Underwood Memorial Baptist Church, Wauwatosa: Bricks

Click HERE to read the full announcement.


 

Future Grant Cycles

2019 Grant Application Process is now closed. Please check back here again for updates on how our 2019 projects are coming along and updates on a potential 2021 grant cycle.

This program is made possible through the partnership of the American Baptist Foundation, where
the New Wineskins Endowment is managed.

Questions about the application process or to learn ways to support the New Wineskins Program, please contact newwineskins@abcofwi.org.