Applications for the 2016 Mission Grants are Now Available
DEADLINE: October 31, 2016
Has your church ever wanted to start a new mission project for your community and didn’t have the money at the time, so it had to be put on the back burner? Well now is your opportunity to dream again.
Apply now for the 2016 Connectional Ministries Mission Grants. These grants are established to strengthen missions in the local churches of our annual conference as the church reaches out to their communities in efforts to fulfill the purpose of the Mississippi Annual Conference. Grants range from $500 to $2,500 per project, with one award of up to $10,000. Recipients of the grants and their projects are highlighted in our Circuit Riders the following year.
Friendly reminder: These grants are for mission and ministry; they are not for bricks and mortar. These grants are available to any Mississippi United Methodist Church. Mission agencies/organizations must have a partner church in order to apply. Please review the grant guidelines carefully. Only one application per church.
Grants are awarded to projects that form spiritual leaders, develop new places for new people, renew existing congregations, or engage in ministry with the poor; therefore, Living Out the four Core Values of The POWER of We: love, generosity, justice and apprenticeship.
Applications are accepted from September 14 through October 31, 2016 and must be delivered in person or by mail to: the Office of Connectional Ministries / Attn: Mission Grants / 320 - C Briarwood Dr. / Jackson, MS 39206. To ensure receipt, it is recommended to send certified mail with return receipt, remember to keep a copy of the application for your files. Do not fax or email applications.