Celebrate News #1

On July 1, 2010, the Foursquare Foundation launched a pilot test program of the new Ministry Leadership Grant process. The pilot was conducted for US projects only. We received a large variety of proposals for leadership development and awarded grants for 9 projects.

The original plan was that after the pilot the MLD grant process would be formally launched on January 1, 2011, and would be available for US and International Foursquare projects.

The Foundation board has recently concluded that it would be wise to evaluate the results of the pilot and potentially narrow the scope of the type of MLD projects. Therefore, the formal launch of the MLD grant process has been delayed and the US pilot will continue.

Only applications for US Foursquare pilot projects will be accepted for the Jan 1- Feb 15 application period. FMI is eligible to participate in the Pilot. The MLD application is available through the normal registration process online at www.foursquarefoundation.net.

Thank you for continuing to pray for us as we develop the Ministry Leadership Development grant process further.