The Center for Missional Outreach is offering Disaster Response Grants for churches that may be strained to recover from Winter Storm Uri, or which need assistance meeting the needs of neighbors. We are thankful to The United Methodist Committee on Relief and for generous contributors to the Disaster Respond Fund, who make these grants possible.

Any church or ministry in the North Texas Conference is encouraged to apply! Special consideration will be given to churches and ministries of two categories:

  • That serve as or alongside those who are Black, Indigenous or Persons of Color (BIPOC) which have been inequitably harmed by the storm’s damage. 
  • Those who serve as or alongside those in Archer, Jack, Clay, Red River, Lamar, Hopkins and Delta counties which, as of Feb. 25, 2021, are not covered by a Federal Disaster Declaration. 

Grants will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis, beginning March 2. If you have questions or would like help writing your application, please email Rev. Andrew Fiser or call him at 972-526-5018.

 

Applicant

 

Church or Ministry

 

Information

Requested funds would go for (you may request more than one or use separate applications):

If applying to meet the needs of neighbors, please describe how your proposal intends to live into one or more of the “ministry with” values:

  • Come alongside neighbors in a spirit of friendship and mutuality. Listen to and learn from them.
  • Build long-term relationships with neighbors.
  • Uncover the often-undervalued gifts, talents, dreams, desires and connections of neighbors.
  • Adopt the iron rule: never do for others what they can do for themselves.
  • Address the systems that perpetuate suffering and inequity rather than only deal with the symptoms of our broken world.
  • Use a strength-based approach that leverages the gifts and relationships of local partners.

*Making disciples, in our view, can happen in a variety of ways. In the midst of a church’s ministry with its neighbors, church people could be intentional about recognizing and seizing opportunities to share their faith and invite their neighbors onto a pathway of discipleship. In the midst of a church’s ministry with its neighbors, church members could find themselves stretched and their faith and experience of the Holy Spirit deepened. These and other ways of making disciples could be legitimate responses to this question.

 

 

Documents

Please include the following (accepted file forms: Excel, PDFs, Word):