“When you give to the Bishop’s Fund, children attend Camp Mitchell, unexpected bills are paid, and people are trained for future ministry.”

A Note from Bishop Benfield

Your Gift Will Help

The Bishop’s Fund
Assisting people.
Assisting congregations.
Assisting organizations that do God’s work.

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The Bishop’s Fund assists people who need financial support, such as seminarians and others in training programs, individuals with unexpected expenses but without the ability to pay for them, and campers who need scholarship assistance.

The Bishop’s Fund assists congregations that have special needs, such as help with unexpected repairs to their church property, or wanting to start a new program or special event for which other funding is not available. It also assists congregations in other dioceses and other parts of the Anglican Communion with whom we are partners in mission.

The Bishop’s Fund assists organizations that work to spread good news, combat poverty, or engage in other ministries that further the arrival of the kingdom of God. Examples include our diocesan Disaster Relief Team when it gets to work after a natural disaster, and charitable organizations, both in the church and beyond.

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The uses of the Bishop’s Fund money are so varied. In past years, about $6,000 is being given to individuals in financial need. Over $17,000 is going to support seminary education, either in tuition grants to students or gifts to the seminaries so that they can lower the cost to students. Another $6,000 is going to outreach in distant places as varied as Navajoland and Guatemala. Arkansas-based organizations and our own congregations receive about $10,000 for their programs and maintenance. And the list goes on.

All this work is possible due to your generous support. When you give to the Bishop’s Fund, children attend Camp Mitchell, unexpected bills are paid, and people are trained for future ministry.

I encourage you to join me in donating so that we can continue this good work in the coming year. Simply give online below or mail your gift to: Bishop’s Fund, The Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas, P.O. Box 164668, Little Rock, AR 72216-4668. Your gifts, small or large, make it possible for this church to reach out in otherwise impossible ways.