Clergy in Need Urged to Seek Aid

Clergy in Need Urged to Seek Aid

The Bridge Conference Ministers are urging any authorized ministers in the Conference who find themselves in need of assistance to reach out to one of the ministerial aid associations in the region.

"We are now 2 months into this pandemic and many of us have been in Stay Home, Stay Safe mode for 6 weeks. It is an extraordinary time," said Bridge Conference Minister Don Remick. "Part of the impact of this pandemic is felt throughout our economy.  Job furloughs, losses and insecurity create impact and uncertainty for our churches. And many of our authorized ministers are feeling and observing that impact on their own budgets."

"In each of the states of our Conference there is an historic Board overseeing funds given for the ministerial aid of authorized ministers. The original donors in each state set up guidance and restrictions on how those funds can be allocated. While those guidance and restrictions differ from state to state, each of the ministerial assistance groups is keenly aware of the unique needs that this pandemic creates. They want to help," he said.

Remick said the groups have met together and met independently to determine how best to utilize their funds during this pandemic.

Authorized ministers with questions can speak to the Conference staff in their region (find staff by region here). More information on grants, scholarships and ministerial assistance is also available here on the Conference website

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