2019 Grant Recipients     2020 Grant Examples

Application Deadlines: April 1 and Oct. 1, 2020

A total of $59,000 were awarded in 2019. This funding opportunity 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. 

While all 2019 grant funds have been deployed, the CMO’s staff encourages those who are interested to connect now with ideas for 2020 applications. Applications are now being accepted.

As always, we are available to assist grass-roots effort to build relationships with neighbors, especially those who are marginalized or vulnerable (namely the impoverished).


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.

A limited number of grant award amounts will range from $5,000 to $10,000. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.    

Please take note that applications will be evaluated according to how they intend to live into the “ministry with” values below:

  • 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 strengths-based approach that leverages the gifts and relationships of local partners.

If you have questions or would like help thinking through your ideas, please email  or call him at 972-526-5018.

Rev. Andrew Fiser would be happy to look over a draft of your application. You can download a Word document here.


General Information


Essay Questions

*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.




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