2019 Mission Grant application deadline is October 1

9/12/2018

The North Alabama Conference Mission budget provides grant funds for new mission projects and continuing projects with connections to the United Methodist Church. New and emerging ministries as well as existing ministries specifically engaged in mission managed by mission agencies, local United Methodist Churches, Cooperative Parishes, Advance Specials and other affiliated mission programs are invited to apply for funding. Continuing ministries that have received grant monies in the past may apply, but the committee wants to see that ministry not continually rely on North Alabama grant funding.  

The North Alabama Conference Mission team seeks to support those programs 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
    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 for continuing ministries 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

Applications will be received through Oct. 1, 2018. All the required documentation should be in the office by the deadline. It is up to the ministry/organization to make sure that paperwork is submitted on time not our office. Failure to meet the deadline will result in denial. Grants normally range from $500 to $3,000 per project.

Please note that the committee looks to fund new ministries, or ministries that align themselves with the conference's mission and vision statements (see above). Continuing ministries that have received grant monies in the past may apply, but the committee wants to see that ministry not continually rely on North Alabama grant funding.  

Approved grants will be sent in installments determined by the total amount. A Grant Recipient Report will be sent with your first installment and should be completed and return by the date indicated on the Report.

Deadline for Submitting Grant Application: October 1, 2018. 

Click Here for Online Application

Any application received in our office after this date will not be considered for funding by the Mission Resource Team for this grant cycle and will be returned to the applicant.

If you have any questions, please call Office of Connectional Ministries at (205) 226-7933 or Rev. Dr. Adlene Kufarimai at adlene.kufarimai@umcna.org.


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