A total of $129,000 was awarded to local churches and related ministries between 2019 and 2021. This funding opportunity has generated a great deal of interest, affirming the CMO’s belief that on-the-ground United Methodists are catalysts for creativity, justice and compassion in their communities.
The 2022 Ministry With grant application process is intended to occur in two cycles:
Spring Cycle will be open for applications March 1-April 1. Money available for the Spring include (4) $5,000 grants. Additionally, (10) grants of up to $1,000 will be available to help individuals and groups jump-start new smaller-scale efforts. The $5,000 grant application is a written application. The microgrant application is a video.
Fall Cycle will be open for applications October 1-November 1. Grant awards for the Fall may be up to $10,000 per grant, with smaller grants available as well.
The Center for Missional Outreach hopes that accessible, smaller start-up grants and an intended design event help individuals and groups in local churches effectively start new ways to embody justice and compassion with and among neighbors.
The purpose of these Center for Missional Outreach grants is to be a catalyst for making the “ministry with” dreams of local churches in the North Texas Conference a reality. Grants are for new efforts or efforts that catalyze existing ministries with creativity and innovation. Applications will be evaluated according to how they intend to live into the “ministry with” values.
Please note that applications will be evaluated according to how they intend to live into 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.
Embody and demonstrate racial equity and anti-racism
- Address the systems that perpetuate suffering and inequity rather than only deal with the symptoms of our broken world.
- Use a strengths-based approach that leverages the gifts and relationships of local partners.
To discuss your 2022 ideas or ask a question, please email Rev. Andrew Fiser or call him at 972-526-5018. Rev. Fiser would be happy to look over a draft of your application. You can download a Word document here.