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As part of COF’s stewardship services, COF assists churches and other 501(c)(3) charities in hosting an annual fundraising event, recognizing that stewardship is best done in partnership with others. The 5K Charity of Choice event strengthens old stewardship principals and introduces new ones.

Each 5K Charity of Choice serves as a stewardship training opportunity for the Host Congregation, a fundraiser for the Host Congregation, and a grant-writing opportunity for the Host Congregation to benefit other charities, and a community outreach event.

The 5K Charity of Choice stewardship event assists charitable organizations to:

  • Align God’s resources with God’s mission and the charity’s vision.

  • Create spiritual growth opportunities.

  • Clarify and promote ministry.

  • Encourage new leadership to emerge.

  • Speak intelligently and honestly about stewardship challenges.

  • Actively and effectively address stewardship in a comprehensive and integrated manner.

  • Motivate leaders and ministry teams to partner and collaborate.

Projects of Distinction - Grants: $67,000.00

  • Palisades Lutheran Church, Pacific Palisades, CA, 5K Charity of Choice to provide housing solution for a homeless person, STAR Preschool, TeamPrimeTeam, and Resilient Palisades. (Grants: $20,000.00)

  • Palisades Lutheran Church, Pacific Palisades, CA, 5K Charity of Choice to develop a fundraising program to advance stewardship opportunities for those in need. (Grants: 4,500.00)

  • Rosa J. Young, designed a stewardship strategy to fund 12 charter schools for vulnerable youth.

  • St. Paul, Glen Burnie, MD, 5K Charity of Choice to advance education for children in the preschool and elementary school. (Grants: $7,500.00)

  • Financial and Estate Plans, to provide personal financial and estate plans to pastors at no cost. (Granted: 80 plans)

  • Church Endowments, to provide endowment management to churches at no cost. (Granted: 3 endowment accounts)

  • St. Mark, Battle Creek, Mi, 5K Charity of Choice to advance education for children in the Our World Preschool. (Grants: 5,000.00)

  • Relief Funds, to provide housing solution to homeless person. (Granted: $3,500.00)

  • Grace, Leslie, MI, 5K Charity of Choice to fundraise for improving congregrational stewardship. (Grants: $2,000.00)

    Beneficiaries of Classical Stewardship Grants

1.  Efforts seeking to protect and provide for YOUTH, especially orphaned, low-income, and vulnerable. (Psalm 68:5; Psalm 146:9; Isaiah 1:17; James 1:27)

2.  CHURCHES improving congregational ministries in meaningful and measurable ways to advance God's mission in the world. (Luke 14:28)

3.  PASTORS experiencing financial hardship. (Luke 9:1-6)

Dear Partner in Christ,

The application process is easy.  First, review the grant and scholarship funds below to determine which category matches your need.  Second, follow the "Apply Now!" link on this page to submit your request.  Finally, include in your request a detailed description of your situation.  A team member will contact you. 

  • Relief Funds for Children

  • Funds to Advance Congregational Stewardship

  • Relief Funds for Pastors

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. 

Philippians 1:3 - 6

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