For General Committee Members: Need Financial Support to Attend Annual Meeting? FCNL Can Help!

June 13, 2018


The Spirit-led discernment of the General Committee is essential to FCNL’s prophetic, persistent, and powerful advocacy. FCNL therefore offers financial support to ensure every General Committee member who wants to attend Annual Meeting can do so.

In addition to the support FCNL provides, many meetings, churches, and yearly meetings provide financial support for their representatives to attend. We know many of you fund your participation with your own resources. We are grateful to all of the support our community offers to ensure that Annual Meeting is a Spirit-led, vibrant event.

Yet we know that this funding is not available to all General Committee members. If you will not be able to attend Annual Meeting due to the cost of registration, travel, and/or accommodation, please contact Annie Chiorazzi at annie@fcnl.org or (202) 903-2526 as soon as possible.

The deadline to request financial assistance is Thursday, November 1, 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this support available to all General Committee members?

Yes. Both at-large and appointed General Committee members can request support.

I don’t know if my meeting or yearly meeting offers support to attend FCNL’s Annual Meeting. Should I ask them?

Yes! We encourage all General Committee members to begin by seeking funding from their yearly meeting or sponsoring organization. Many monthly or regional/quarterly meetings and churches are also willing to help with funding. Please approach these sources before requesting support from FCNL.

Will FCNL pay for all of my travel/accommodations/registration?

Generally, no. FCNL expects General Committee members to cover some portion of their own costs. However, we will work with you to make attendance possible and will take your circumstances into account when awarding financial assistance.

Will FCNL pay for my travel and accommodations directly?

No. You will need to make your own travel and accommodation arrangements and submit receipts to FCNL for reimbursement. All receipts must be received by Friday, December 28, 2018.

Do you offer support for others who are not General Committee members to attend Annual Meeting?

Financial support is available for young adults (ages 18-30) to attend. We are not able to offer support for other groups, although we do offer a reduced registration rate for people who cannot pay that full cost.

Questions?

Contact Annie Chiorazzi at annie@fcnl.org or (202) 903-2526

If you coordinate funding requests for your yearly or monthly meeting, Annie can discuss how FCNL can best support your appointed representatives to attend.