New and emerging mission projects and ministries, as well as, existing missions ministries managed by mission agencies, local United Methodist Churches, Cooperative Parishes, Advance Specials and other affiliated mission programs are invited to apply for a 2018 Servants Like Jesus Mission Grant.
The North Alabama Conference Mission budget provides these grant funds for new mission projects and continuing projects that are partnering with United Methodist Churches to make disciples for Jesus Christ across the conference and around the world.
The following are the mission areas that serve as criteria for funding:
MISSION EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION
Providing mission education and training events as well as interpretation
MISSION DEVELOPMENT OF THE LOCAL CHURCH/COOPERATIVE PARISH
Hands-on mission ministry both locally and around the world to assist the local church in launching a mission project that serve those beyond the local congregation
Community ministries in the areas of hunger, housing, and children’s ministry. Funds in this mission area are specifically designed to provide seed money for new Ministries. Applicants should include a plan for long-term funding support. Grants are available for continuation of ministry are available on a limited basis.
MISSION CONGREGATIONS (designated by North Alabama Conference)
Direct financial support to Mission Congregations
MISSION PERSONNEL (GBGM missionaries/UMVIM Individual Volunteers)
Direct financial support of projects or ministries of our North Alabama Conference missionaries serving locally, nationally, or internationally
The current grant monies are available from the generous support of local church tithes to the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church. Grants normally range from $500 to $3,000 per project.
The deadline for submitting a 2018 Grant Application is October 2, 2017.
If you have any questions, please call Office of Connectional Ministries at (205) 226-7933 or Rev. Dr. Adlene Kufarimai at firstname.lastname@example.org.