Sixty-eight of our high school aged youth and their youth leaders made grant requests totaling $8,611 from their Youth Stewardship “Seed Money” Funds to be disbursed to 68 Session or Foundation approved agencies since the program began in 2015.
Among the ministries chosen are: Advance Memphis, Binghampton Christian Academy, Boy Scouts, Christ’s Community Church, Esperanza, Innovation Church, Leadership Empowerment Center, Memphis Gridiron Ministries, Neighborhood Christian Centers, New City Fellowship, New Song, PDS, Paulus Movement, Refugee Empowerment Program, Streets Ministry, Su Casa, and Young Life Memphis.
In an effort to provide a tangible experience of expressing generosity, the Foundation opens a fund in the name of each student who joins our church with $250. Funds may be matched or contributed to by family, friends, or the student.
The Student Ministries staff provides teaching, direction, and mentoring, as funds also have been established for them. The funds are designed to be granted out by the time a student graduates from high school and to those agencies with whom they have developed a relationship with. Students have an option to convert their youth fund into a normal Donor Advised Fund at the completion of their high school years