The Bridgeton Christian Church Fund is an endowment created by the former Bridgeton Christian Church when it closed in 1995.
The purpose of the fund, as stipulated by the congregation, is three-fold:
To meet monetary shortfalls due to unexpected strife in a church;
To help a church underwrite “revitalization/renewal” of its congregation
To help meet property/structural damage caused by an act of God or other circumstances and not caused by neglect.
Guidelines stipulate that the Fund shall be used to meet a church’s temporary financial need, as long as the need was not created by “overextension of a budget or repetitive under-funding of a budget by the congregation”. Any Mid-America congregation may apply for a 2019 grant. The committee will review applications to determine whether they meet the fund’s requirements. The committee will meet in late February to determine whether the year-ending balance in the fund warrants grants without jeopardizing the growth of the fund as stipulated by the donors. Completed applications are due to the Southeast Gateway office by January 31, 2019.