For 60 years, a Fund called the Ten Dollar Club has been an indispensable resource for helping new United Methodist churches in the NC Conference to be able to buy land or build a first ministry facility. Each year five calls for a $10 gift has given us the ability to provide $50,000 grants to these new churches. In recent years the New Faith Communities Lead Team decided to expand the allowed use of grant funds to also cover a new church’s launch costs. All received funds go directly to these grants and the result is 150 churches in the NC Conference that exist today in large part because of The Ten Dollar Club! These churches have tens of thousands of people in worship, ministry and mission every single week! We thank the thousands of faithful Ten Dollar Club Members who through their faithfulness in giving have made this kind of IMPACT! With that legacy in mind, its time to reach a new generation.
Introducing . . . IMPACT10! innovating the church • increasing the kingdom • impacting the world
Our work facilitates these three important functions in support of and through new faith communities. We also serve a vital role for the whole church. We can experiment with radically new approaches for reaching different and younger groups of people in an ideal place–new faith communities. Trying out untested and unrefined ideas in well-established churches could be catastrophic to them. This “R & D” type function inherent in our work already serves all churches as our learnings shared, adapted and used with great impact in many established churches across the Conference. United Methodists believe we are better together, in Connection with one another, established and new church alike. We are all more effective at making disciples of Jesus Christ when new faith communities are an extension of the established church, taking the experimental risks only they can, then sharing the results. That helps all churches! Innovation leads to increased impact!
It’s time to engage a new generation of Kingdom-builders through IMPACT10 in order to make a new generation of disciples in ALL of our churches. Your mission is our mission. We are your legacy. Our impact is your Impact!
We need your help. Please consider supporting this Fund with your tax-deductible gift.