Within Your Gates

Building a strong community involves coming together through service and good works. As one body, we are called to love and serve others, letting our light shine for the glory of our Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16).

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. – James 2:14-17

Let’s consider how we can stir up love and good works among us (Hebrews 10:24).

Within Your Gates is our initiative to inspire good works by providing grants for service projects led by members of the Church of God. Whether you’re a member or a minister, we encourage projects benefiting Church brethren or the local community.

Projects may include:

  • Assisting in natural disaster recovery
  • Participating in a search for a missing person
  • Leading home repairs for a widow or someone with an illness
  • Aiding in recovery from a criminal act

Ready to make a difference? Fill out the form below, and our team will reach out for more details. Grantees will receive funds on a reimbursement basis, and remember, while we have limited resources, we’ll do our best to support your impactful initiatives.

Apply for grants anytime during the year, and preference will be given to applications involving multiple Church of God groups. Let’s unite in service and create positive change within our gates!


Grant Application Form:


    Additional Assistance Provided by CGN

    This project is not limited to grant funds. We would also like to lend assistance in other good work projects within the Church of God. We want to help marshal the resources and manpower of THE ENTIRE Church of God to come to the aid of others in times of need by:

    1. Keeping the Church of God at large informed of critical needs brethren and communities worldwide face,
    2. Helping brethren who are looking to serve connect with Church of God organizations who are already set up and assisting others.

    Mary Miller (Outreach Coordinator): Mary is our Outreach Coordinator and is responsible for monitoring crisis responses occurring throughout the Church of God. Whether they are natural disasters, emergencies (i.e. missing persons, recovery from criminal acts, etc.), or the effects of extreme poverty, Mary works with the ministry in affected areas to ascertain the needs on the ground and find ways to assist.


    Wesley Kendall (Volunteer Coordinator): Wes is our Volunteer Coordinator and is responsible for maintaining our database of Within Your Gates Volunteers! These are people looking to serve brethren and their local communities in some capacity; whether it’s donating, showing up in person to share your skills, or even traveling to assist in an effort. Click here if you’re interested in lending a hand or click here if you’d like to ask for help.

    If you’re not sure how to be of service and need ideas, contact Wes at: withinyourgates@churchofgodnetwork.org! He will help you brainstorm ways to serve. We all have something to offer. It may be as simple as helping the local widow who can no longer mow her lawn, assisting a student struggling to pass a class because they cannot afford a tutor, or being in contact with an isolated person whose loneliness could be softened by a pen pal.

    If you would like to donate to the grant program, please click the “Donate” icon above and specify that you would like your donation to go to the “Within Your Gates.”