Foundation Awards $150,000 in Kingdom Advancing Grants to Four Innovative Church Programs

January 8, 2023: In support of its mission to serve America’s churches so they can focus on building the Kingdom, Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company and the Brotherhood Mutual FoundationSM recently announced the inaugural recipients of Kingdom Advancing Grants.

Funded through the Brotherhood Mutual Foundation, four church programs were awarded a total of $150,000 in Kingdom Advancing Grants in 2022. Brotherhood Mutual® leadership along with the Grant Council developed the granting opportunity to support Christian church programs that are transforming local communities through service and ministry. The goal is to support sustainable initiatives that can be replicated by other churches around the country.

“What a privilege it is to learn about the many innovative new programs that churches are developing, and to be able to do our part in helping them succeed, expand and eventually, be duplicated in other parts of the country,” said Mark Robison, Brotherhood Mutual chairman and president. “These faithful servants of God are making a profound impact as they establish unique ways to engage with the community and reach souls for Christ.”

The Kingdom Advancing Grant is designed for a church program or initiative that demonstrates the following:

  • Directly overseen by the church.

  • Intended to help build the Kingdom by introducing people to Jesus or strengthening their relationship with Jesus.

  • Involves a unique idea that's innovative, creative, and new, and that other churches are not already doing.

  • Can be sustained over time.

  • Can be replicated by other churches.

2022 Grant Recipients

Church @ the Park, Salem OR
Awarded $50,000 to add a portable shower facility to its managed micro community. The portable facility includes four pods - each with a shower stall and toilet - fixed on flatbed trailers. Church @ the Park is dedicated to helping transition those experiencing homelessness to stability.

Life Church – Do Unto Others Mobile Mission (DUO), Cookeville, TN
Awarded $25,000 for new equipment and upgraded electronic health record software for their Dental truck. This is one of six buses/trucks the ministry uses to reach those in need of dental, wellness, vision, food, and outreach. 

Grace Church - Bath Campus - Momentum Marketplace, Akron, OH 
Awarded $25,000 to develop curriculum and run a pilot program that helps teens understand their potential to be called to do God’s work in the business marketplace. Leaders from the business community are trained to serve as spiritual disciples and mentors.

Mosaic Community Church, Mosaic After-School Program, Jeannette, PA 
Awarded $50,000 to expand its tutoring and program services and to add staff. Mosaic was asked by their local public school district for help in meeting the needs of underserved students in grades 3 to 6. Additionally, services such as parent training, conflict resolution, 1-to-1 advocacy in the school, and free legal support are now available.

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“Providing these innovative ministry programs with a financial boost and the guidance of mentors is one way we can help advance the Kingdom of God,” shared Robison. “If your church has a program that’s focused on spreading the gospel through increasing community engagement, meeting the practical needs of your community or establishing creative revenue streams to expand your impact, we invite you to apply for a 2023 Kingdom Advancing Grant.”

About Brotherhood Mutual Foundation
A private nonprofit established by Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company, the Foundation exists to distribute funds used to promote and encourage charitable, religious, and educational projects. Since 2005, the Foundation has donated millions of dollars to support dozens of nonprofit organizations whose work transforms their communities.

About Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company
Celebrating more than 100 years in business, Brotherhood Mutual® is a national property and casualty insurance company with a heart for helping Christian ministries thrive. As a leader in the industry, Brotherhood Mutual provides innovative insurance coverage and risk management resources, specifically designed for ministries, to help them operate safely and effectively. The company serves more than 65,000 churches, schools, colleges and universities, camps, and mission organizations in 47 states and the District of Columbia. Additionally, Brotherhood Mutual provides access to payroll and tax filing services, employee health benefits, auto insurance, workers’ compensation insurance, and mission travel insurance. Headquartered in Fort Wayne, IN, Brotherhood Mutual is staffed by 600+ employees and works with 424 independent agents in 93 agencies nationwide.