Move the World Program
Bear Valley’s 2022 Christmas Offering supports the Move the World program, BVC’s pioneering grantmaking program that supports mission endeavors around the world.
What is Move the World?
Bear Valley’s Move the World program is an innovative grantmaking program that funds special needs at ministries around the world and mission trips by BVC members. It supplements Bear Valley’s monthly support of fifty established mission partners by awarding grants to meet one-time needs, with an emphasis on developing ministries.
Who receives Move the World grants?
Since its start in 2002, Move the World has awarded hundreds of grants totaling more than $2.4 million. Move the World grants support new and developing ministries, special projects by existing mission partners, and mission trips by BVC members. In 2022, the impact of Move the World was felt around the world, from Ukraine, China, India, Africa, & South America to right here in the U.S.
Where does Move the World’s funding come from?
Designated gifts from Bear Valley family and friends provide most of the funding for Move the World grants, with a supplemental allocation from BVC’s general budget. To make a gift for Move the World, be sure to specify “Move the World” when you give.
Who makes Move the World grant decisions?
The seven-member Move the World team is made up of two pastors, two deacons, and three at-large members who are elected at BVC’s annual meeting in December. The MTW team meets monthly to consider grant requests.