CIRCLE 555 MINISTRY GRANTS ONLINE VOTING
Below you will find brief descriptions of those ministries under consideration for Ministry Grants this year. Please review these descriptions to become more acquainted with the ministries.
Scrolling down, below the descriptions, you will find your online ballot.
Using the ballot form below please provide your name and then indicate, in priority order, the three (3) ministries for which you are voting to receive a Circle 555 Greenville Ministry Grant this year. Complete the form in total and submit your responses by clicking the "VOTE" button at the bottom.
Thank you for being a part of this incredible process!
2019 MINISTRY GRANTS CANdidates
David’s Table is uniquely positioned to work with young people and young adults with disabilities and lifelong challenges such as Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Autism, and Downs Syndrome. Their intent is to reach middle and high school students with disabilities, train high school graduates with disabilities in leadership roles, and participate in ministries encompassing physical and spiritual support and awareness programming. David’s Table also works to remove barriers that separate teens with disabilities from their peers, connect them with wholesome fun caring communities that appreciate each of them as valuable children of God.
Their grant request is to help leaders and interested teens, in need of tuition, to attend camp.
Greer Christian Learning Center (GCLC) provides students in public schools an opportunity to embrace the Gospel, to grow in Christian maturity and to apply Biblical principles to their lives, families and communities. GCLC is a release time program operating near both Greer Middle and Greer High School. They are the only release time program with a full-time counseling position shared by two trained professionals. Their goal is to share the news of Jesus Christ and encourage a relationship with Him. The staff gives each student a Bible, teaches them how to use it and encourages them to read the Bible regularly. GCLC’s shows that their counseling program greatly enhances their ability to meet these goals.
GCLC is requesting a grant to fund a full-time HELP (Hope, Encouragement, Love of Christ and Prayer) ministry position female volunteers for training, encouragement and prayer with students.
Bel-Air Community Outreach, through its parent entity, the KB Charitable Trust, works to rebuild and evangelize one of Greenville’s largest and roughest inner-city areas; Bel-Air. Their goal is to create a fellowship of individuals, businesses and churches from the suburbs, who desire to unite with the residents of Bel-Air to encourage, evangelize, disciple, and restore those living there.
Bel-Air provides after school programs, summer camp experiences, teaching and mentoring, a community gathering place and opportunities for volunteer projects. Their focus on the gospel, redemptive love and genuine care for all within the community, especially the children, has made a significant impact inside and outside the community.
They are requesting a grant to fund and expand their 5 year- old after-school program.
Neighborhood Focus creates hope and opportunities for under-served students through Christ-centered educational and social enrichment. Neighborhood Focus is located in the Berea area and offers for grades 1 - 12 a free after-school program within a safe environment where kids receive assistance with homework and other character-building activities. They also provide a Summer Enrichment Program, an immersive summer day camp for students grades 2-12. Elements of the camp include music, worship, Bible Study, academic development, the arts, recreation, and off-site field trips. The program is staffed with qualified tutors and volunteers and is the largest if not the only Hispanic ministry in the downtown area.
They are requesting a grant to fund youth retreats for middle and high school students.
Since 2012, Switch has led the effort to fight human trafficking and sexual exploitation in the Upstate of South Carolina. Switch has served over 700 individuals in the industry and assisted 60 women on the road to restoration by focusing on the following program areas, awareness, prevention, demand, intervention and restoration. Switch shares the Gospel by praying for and with program participants and invites them to learn more about Jesus. “Our faith is what drives our work and we share this with participants.”
Switch is requesting funding for care coordination and restoration services for participants in Greenville County.
Taylors Free Medical Clinic (TFMC) is a faith-based clinic whose mission is to minister to the mind, body and spirit of the medically uninsured and indigent people of Greenville County. Programs and services provided by TFMC are designed to assure preventive health services, primary and specialty care, to the community and to coordinate outreach services with local hospitals, physicians and social services. Aside from the small administrative team, TFMC is fully staffed by volunteers including doctors, nurses, and pharmacists.
They are requesting a grant for general operating funds for medical services to the community.