At District Conference in 2019, the Canadian Ministries Fund was renamed the WCD New Ventures Fund. With this change in name also came the new directive for 100% of donations to go toward gospel expansionary purposes in Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
While the former Canadian Ministries Fund was used for a variety of purposes to strengthen and mature existing local churches and leaders, the WCD New Ventures Fund is all about outreach and expressing the life and love of Jesus to new people in new places via outward bound gospel initiatives.
The WCD New Ventures Fund directly enables new, multiplicative projects such as:
- Church planting and launching new ventures across Alberta and NWT
- Raising up new venture leaders through apprenticeships
- Identifying and training a new wave of evangelists through events like Advance Evangelist’s Summit
- Reaching new Canadians and international students via partnerships with organizations such as Love New Canadians and PALM Ministries
In sum, every dollar given to the WCD New Ventures Fund will go directly to raising up new leaders and reaching new people in new places across our district with the gospel of Jesus. Again, 100% of these funds will be invested in outward bound missional endeavours committed to bringing the gospel of Jesus to those who have not yet heard.
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Giving to this fund through a local Alliance church can be done by designating “WCD New Ventures Fund” on the giving envelope. Any contributions received designated to the former Canadian Ministries Fund will be transferred to the WCD New Ventures Fund.
Some of the projects currently being supported by the WCD New Ventures Fund: