Venture in Mission. Records

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Venture in Mission. Records


  • 1976-1985 (bulk 1977-1979) (Creation)


10 cu.ft. (10 boxes)

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Venture in Mission (VIM) was a large scale fundraising program adopted at the 1976 General Convention. It resolved to issue a call to the church to work and pray for a “Venture in Mission” to provide mission development funding for the national church. Fundraising initiatives focused on areas that governmental programs often neglected including special ministries, community-based ministry for marginalized populations around social concerns (e.g. poverty, housing, etc.), education, lay and ordained ministry development, urban and rural work, health services, and community development.

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The Records of Venture in Mission reflect the early years of the program and include administrative records, correspondence, committee reports, and records relating to projects and fundraising efforts in individual domestic and foreign dioceses.


National Church Leadership, 1976-1981
National Church Relationships with Dioceses, 1976-1985
National Church Subject Files, 1977-1984
Stewardship Department Project Files, 1977-1983
Audio Visual Materials, 1977-1983

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  • English

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