Criteria for Financial Assistance Selection
AGRM members, business partners, and “friends” regularly contribute funds to help new and older missions in their growth and development. Although the Expansion Program Project receives the bulk of this funding, AGRM also provides qualified missions with sponsored attendance to the AGRM Annual Convention and district training events, as well as scholarships and grants to assist with specific needs that will accelerate the mission's growth and development.
Criteria for selection:
- The mission should be two years old or newer, or has gone through a major reorganization in the last two years.
- The mission must be a U.S. government-recognized 501(c)(3) religious or charitable organization, or a Canadian NPO charity (filing a T3010), or the equivalent in the country of its establishment.
- The mission must have a board of directors of at least five individuals, a majority of whom shall be unrelated, and should have one ex-officio member who is part of the executive team at another AGRM member mission in the same district.
- The mission should have a mission statement that is compatible with the principles, precepts, and practices of AGRM and its existing members.
- The mission should have a realistic three-year plan outlining proposed growth.
- The mission’s chief executive should be able to sign AGRM’s Code of Ethics and Statement of Faith on behalf of the mission.
- The mission should be located in a city of 50,000 or more people, or a county (or the equivalent) of 100,000 or more people, or should be able to demonstrate the sustainability of financial support.
- The mission should have the backing of at least five churches in its immediate area, three of which should be considered evangelical.
- The mission must agree to become and remain an AGRM member for a period of not less than five years from the time of selection, with membership dues being the responsibility of the mission.