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Poseyville Church Receives Grant

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Poseyville Christian Church has received a Flourishing Congregations grant from the Center for Congregations.  The $3,700 matching grant will assist the congregation in developing a long term strategy for the church facility.

Dr. Marion Warpenberg (left) and board president Steve Ahrens take measurements in the sanctuary at Poseyville Christian.

Dr. Marion Warpenberg (left) and board president Steve Ahrens take measurements in the sanctuary at Poseyville Christian.

The Flourishing Congregations Team for Poseyville includes Doris Beckerman, pastor of the congregation, and Steve Ahrens, board president, along with Julia Coulter, Rita Davis, Justin Schlumpf, Dr. Marion Warpenburg, and Darlene Voegel. 

In preparation for the mission study phase of the grant, Rev. Carolyn Reed, Associate Regional Minister, helped the church conduct and evaluate appreciative inquiry interviews to identify church members’ positive experiences at Poseyville Christian Church so that the team could begin identifying areas of interest for mission activities.

In addition to the mission study group, the grant will help fund a building inspection, CPR and first aid training for several members, and an architectural evaluation to assess whether the building condition and design will support the church’s mission.  Grant-eligible activities will continue through April 2010.

The Center for Congregations is a non-profit organization committed to strengthening congregations through resource consulting, educational events and resource grants.

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Written by ccindiananews

August 18, 2009 at 2:04 pm

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