Flint Grassroots Initiative

Flint Grassroots Initiative

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Until Further Notice…

The need in Flint is ongoing – help is still required – work is still being done!

Blood testing and water distribution are happening every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

We need volunteers and monetary assistance to continue the long-term work in Flint. 

 

Special Event – Saturday, August 27th

We are looking for help from our GLC churches to provide 700 backpacks filled with school supplies for (mostly) elementary students in the Flint area impacted by the water crisis.

There will also be a LARGE HEALTH EVENT that day (Saturday, August 27th) with...

Fall Pastor’s Retreat – Oct. 17-19

Fall Pastor’s Retreat – Oct. 17-19

This year’s Fall GLC Pastor/Spouse Retreat is October 17-19 (Mon – Wed) at Lakeside Chataqua (Lakeside, OH). In light of our rapidly changing culture, the mission frontier looks different today. It is essential that our pastors have adaptive leadership skills to help our churches move forward in the mission of the church. Tod Bolsinger, our featured speaker (pictured), is the author of Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory. Tod was the Lead Pastor of San Clemente (CA) Presbyterian Church for 17 years. He understands the complexity of...

New Rules for Fund Raising!

New Rules for Fund Raising!

From J. R. Nichols - Ministry Partners, Inc. (MPI)

Thanks to 21st Century technology, any person with a cell phone, a social media site, and a creative mind can sponsor a fundraising event. Recently, we have heard stories of such events raising unbelievable amounts of money. These success stories have caught the attention of the IRS; and as a result the rules are changing.

The U. S. Court of Appeals issued a ruling in April 2016 which creates a fourth classification for funds received by churches and other not-for-profit organizations. This new category joins the...

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