Salt and Light Grants
Salt and Light Policies and Procedures
Jesus warned his followers not to save up treasure but to be generous in serving others and building God’s realm. The purpose of the Salt and Light grant is to empower members of the First Congregational Church of Cheshire to undertake outreach and mission in ways they would otherwise be unable, except for financial assistance, as they feel called and as the church discerns their call to be worthy of support. ‘Outreach’ and ‘mission’ are defined as direct service to others or the creation of a hands-on mission project. It is not in the spirit of the grant that it provide a benefit to the recipient of the grant, but to the people the recipient intends to serve. The grant is not intended to support an institution, such as a gift to a homeless shelter, but to support an individual as they are called to direct service in the name of Jesus. The grant is intended to equip the person applying for the grant to use their gifts and talents in direct service to God’s people.