Missional Innovative Partnership Grants
Missional Innovative Partnership (MIP) grants help jumpstart projects that bring together Episcopal faith communities or organizations and community organizations to meet the needs of the neighborhood.
Christ Episcopal Church, Austin
This one-day event has a goal of reducing poverty, hunger and homelessness by partnering with local service providers, businesses, citizens and faith-based organizations to bring multiple resources to one location. Community Connect will be an important step in opening relationships that will allow the Austin Poverty Task Force and others in the community to see those living in the crisis of poverty as fellow children of God – people innately worthy of our love and fellowship.
The event will occured on November 18, 2017 and included partnerships with United Way of Mower County, Austin Public Schools, Hormel Foods, Hy-Vee Austin, Austin Utilities, Riverland Community College, The City of Austin, Vision 2020, and SEMCAC. Click here to see a news story about the event.
St. Columba's Episcopal Church, White Earth
This grant was first submitted last June, to refurbish and launch an intentional community at the Enmegahbowh House. The Mission Committee of Council asked that the grant provide more information and the grant was resubmitted this October. The Enmegahbowh House, located on the shores of White Earth Lake, has been a crossroads for ecumenical, cross-cultural ministry in Northern Minnesota for decades.
The hope is that the renovation of Enmegahbowh House could be a site for theological reflection, community building and advocacy, utilizing models developed by the Episcopal Service Corps/Lutheran Volunteer Corps. The ELCA Synod has provided funds for this project as well.