Due to the unprecedented time and circumstances in which we find ourselves, the Committee on Congregational Development (CCD) is making a one-time offer of assistance for Illinois Great Rivers Conference (IGRC) churches which have taken proactive step(s) to move forward in ministry to fulfill their mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
The purpose of the 2020 Forward in Ministry Forgivable Loan is to provide additional financial resources to the church to move forward in ministry. Any Illinois Great Rivers Conference church is eligible to apply. A loan will be granted to any IGRC church which has taken proactive step(s) to continue and to expand its fulfillment of the mission of the church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world since “shelter in place” began. These steps position the church to move forward in ministry both now and into the future.
The deadline for application is 11:59 PM, June 15, 2020.
The church’s loan will be an amount equal to 4.5% of the sum of all apportionments the church paid to IGRC for the years 2017 through 2019 (rounded to the nearest dollar). The calculation for the loan amount will be based on the apportionment payment records provided by the IGRC Office of Finance and Administration. If a church is qualified and applies, the funds will be available. Payouts may not be processed until after the application deadline, so early application does not mean that funds will be received immediately.
Before application, the Church Council must take action to apply.
Use the form below to find the loan amount for which the church is eligible, assuming the church meets the other criteria of the covenant. (Note: all loans will be rounded to the nearest dollar for ease of processing payouts.)