2021 Mission Grant application deadline is October 2
The North Alabama Conference Mission budget provides grant funds for new mission projects and continuing projects with connections to the United Methodist Church. The grant is available every other year. New and emerging ministries as well as existing ministries specifically engaged in missions managed by mission agencies, local United Methodist Churches, Cooperative Parishes, Advance Specials and other affiliated mission programs are invited to apply for 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 serves 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 (GM missionaries/UMVIM Individual Volunteers)
Direct financial support of projects or ministries of our North Alabama Conference missionaries serving locally, nationally, or internationally.
Grants range from $500 to $2,500 per project/ministry. Approved grants will be sent in two installments determined by the total amount. A Grant Recipient Report will be sent with your second installment and should be completed and return by the date indicated on the Report. FUNDING CANNOT BE USED FOR SALARIES, STIPENDS, OR SHORT-TERM MISSION TRIP TRAVEL.
Applications will be available online at www.umcna.org. The deadline for the application to be in the office is October 2, 2020.
If you have any questions about the application form or award process, please email Director of Missions and Advocacy Rev. Dr. Adlene Kufarimai at firstname.lastname@example.org.