Grant Application for Clergy Pension Benefit

The Renfro Trust Fund awards annual bricks-and-mortar grants to small rural United Methodist congregations in the Southeastern Jurisdiction. Please note: Applications will only be accepted when submitted through the office of the director of connectional ministries and are due to that office on July 15. Questions about the application form, award process, or the Renfro Trust Fund may be directed to:

United Methodist Communications New Church Grant to assist the new church communities make their presence known in the community. This is a one time grant of $2500 to pick out promotional items (mugs, bottles, bags, pens, t-shirts, yard signs and more). United Methodist Communications designs, purchases, and ships items to your church. Go to for more information.

United Methodist Communications is now offering a Website Development Grant to local United Methodist churches and church entities who do not currently have a website. Through this new grant, United Methodist Communications will offer the following: One year of webhosting, One year of domain name registration, Free WordPress online training through UMCOM, Free online support throughout your training and during your year of web hosting, Free pre-designed templates for easy development of your new website. For more information go to

The United Methodist Development Fund provides first-mortgage loans for new construction, renovations, additions, re-locations and parsonages. Go to for more information.