District Grants

The Ozarks District Mission Council wants to invest in the churches in our district –

through prayer, strategic conversations, and financial resources!

 

Thanks to many gifts over the years, and to careful stewardship, the Mission Council is able to begin offering MINISTRY GRANTS.  Here are the specifics:

  1. Applications are DUE IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE by February 15 and/or August 15. Only completed (and signed) applications will be considered.  Full payment of district and conference apportionments will be prioritized in receiving a grant.
  2. There are TWO funds from which grants will be made. A church may apply to only ONE fund in a granting cycle.
  3. District Mission Council members will each review all applications based on the criteria listed below and award available monies. The review process will take about SIX (6) weeks.
  4. If your church is awarded a Ministry Grant, a project evaluation report will be required at the end of one year (you will be mailed that form).

CONGREGATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

Approximately $45,000-$50,000 will be granted during 2018

  • Grants are primarily for ministries that extend the work of the congregation into the community
  • If a ministry is new, the congregation must demonstrate how it will fund the ministry on an ongoing basis after the grant period
  • A grant request limit is $5,000
  • Priority is given for programs/projects that lead to making new disciples of Jesus Christ AND/OR which relentlessly engage members to become outwardly focused and spiritually centered Christ followers
  • Priority is given for one-time funding requests
  • NO grants will be made for staff positions or to begin a new staff position
  • NO grants will be made for routine or deferred maintenance (we will consider a grant to renovate a space for a new ministry IF people for the new ministry have already been identified.)
  • We will consider requests for technology, though they have a lower priority

CENTENARY HOME ASSOCIATION FUND

Approximately $28,000 will be granted during 2018.

  • Grants are primarily for ministries that extend the work of the congregation into the community
  • A grant request limit is $5,000
  • Priority is given for ministry with children, youth, camping and/or ministry with those with special needs
  • NO grants will be made for staff positions or to begin a new staff position
  • NO grants will be used for college scholarships or registration fees
  • NO grants will be made for building renovations/maintenance

District Grant Application rev11.18.17   (Fillable document)

District Grant Application rev11.18.17   (PDF form for printing only)

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