[vc_row dt_bg_repeat=”repeat” bg_image=”11990″ dt_padding_top=”400″ dt_padding_bottom=”300″][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row dt_bg_repeat=”no-repeat” dt_row_type=”in_container”][vc_column][vc_column_text]Each year, CoCL receives financial support in the diocesan budget and thereafter allocates the vast amount of its budget to congregations seeking financial assistance and oversees two principle grant programs:

During the past few years, The Commission on Congregational Life has established a transformational process to redefine its grant rewarding and relationships with the Diocese of Southern Ohio’s missions and parishes. The commission has developed and exercises leadership on supporting congregational and new initiative financial requests using a variety of metrics to evaluate factors for accepting, revising, or rejecting requests for financial support. CoCL considers:

  • Congregational mission impact
  • Creative and innovative mission strategies
  • Means for evaluating program/ministry effectiveness
  • Alignment with the Diocese’s “Hallmarks of Health”
  • Consideration of alternative sources for financial/operational/logistical support

Today, the CoCL allocates a significant amount of time, talent, and treasure in re-imagining and re-positioning its diocesan mission and associated services. The commission meets on a monthly basis to review congregational grant applications, forecast futures needs, and remain updated on fluid mission and program related activities across the diocese and broader Episcopal Church. The commission also focuses on how it can best serve the congregations and communities of faith in the Diocese of Southern Ohio. In sum, the CoCL is re-imagining its own roles and responsibilities for the 21st Century even as it works with communities throughout the diocese. These efforts have led to some innovative programming.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]