Mission and Ministry

Arlean Hall Mission Grants - The mission grants are available to Mississippi United Methodist churches and agencies from the Mississippi United Methodist Women. Each applicant must demonstrate a project or need for ministry for women, children and families. Grants are based on the interest of a short term account at the Methodist Foundation. Grants range from $500.00 to $1,840.00 with a total award of $18,755.00. Go to www.mississippi-umw.org/ for more information. 

The United Methodist Appalachian Ministry Network (UMAMN) 2017 Hunger and Poverty Grant applications are now available twice a year. In order to receive conference level signatures, applications must be received in the conference office (320-C Briarwood DR, Jackson, MS 39206) no later than February 15, and for the second deadline for conference level signatures is August 1. Go to http://umamn.org/ for more information.

Connectional Ministries Mission Grants are available to any Mississippi United Methodist Church. Mission agencies/organizations must have a partner church in order to apply. Each applicant must demonstrate a particular project or need for its ministry to be considered for the grant.  These grants are established to strengthen missions in the local churches of our annual conference as the church reaches out to their communities in efforts to fulfill the purpose of the Mississippi Annual Conference.

The Church Revitalization Grant is to be used for "seed" money to begin or strengthen new ministries that will revitalize and bring new growth to the local church. Grants vary from $2,500 to $10,000. Go to http://www.mississippi-umc.org/churchrevitalizationgrant for more information. 

Racial Ethnic Local Church Concerns Grants (RELCC) develop and strengthen the racial ethnic local church for witness and mission. Up to $10,000 in funding supports projects that relate to one or more of the essential services provided by discipleship ministries—for example accountable discipleship, Christian education, spiritual formation and stewardship. All RELC projects must involve racial ethnic church members in planning, leadership, and decision-making. For complete information see http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/leadership-resources/racial-ethnic-local-church-concerns

Applicants are encouraged to consult with Discipleship Ministries staff for guidance in preparing the application. For more information, contact Naomi Annandale, Director of Research and Strategic Evaluation, by phone at 615-340-1743 or by email at nannandale@umcdiscipleship.org.

The Rubie Plant Butterworth Scholarship will provide an initial endowment of $20,000 for United Methodist students on a deacon track. To learn more about this scholarship and others, visit www.gbhem.org/loansandscholarships.

Grants for ministries with young people provide up to $15,000 to make dynamic, creative ministries with young people (ages 12 – 30) possible. Funded projects will address the causes of critical issues related to young people in their local setting with an eye toward how their work can impact the priorities of The United Methodist Church in a broader context. To learn about eligibility and the application process visit www.umcyoungpeople.org.

Peace With Justice Grants - Funding for projects is generated by local churches and conferences from the Peace with Justice offering taken on Peace with Justice Sunday which “witnesses to God’s demands for a faithful, just, disarmed and secure world.” To apply for funding from the Peace with Justice Program (PWJ), the applicant must be a United Methodist local church, district, conference or other affiliated organization, or an ecumenical group/organization working with and through at least one United Methodist agency or organization. Project promotes peace with justice. For more information go to https://www.umcjustice.org/documents/57.

Human Relations Day Grants - The purpose of the Human Relations Day Grant is to provide funding to promote ministries that respond to non-violent young offenders through education, advocacy or leadership training and development. In The United Methodist Church calendar, Human Relations Day happens the Sunday immediately following the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s birthday. The juxtaposition of these two very special days is not a coincidence. The United Methodist Book of Discipline describes the purpose of Human Relations Day as a call to “the Church to recognize the right of all God’s children in realizing their potential as human beings in relationship with each other.” Go to https://www.umcjustice.org/documents/56 for more information. The maximum Human Relations Day award is $10,000.

The CORR Action Fund (CAF) grant program is established by the General Conference of The United Methodist Church for the empowerment of diversity, inclusion and racial justice work within and outside the Church. The 2017-2020 grant period will begin in May with $750,000 in available funding for programs in the United States. Additionally, up to $125,000 has been approved by the CAF committee for United Methodist racial-ethnic caucuses which include the following five caucuses: Black Methodists for Church Renewal, Metodistas Asociados Representando la Causa de los Hispano-Americanos, National Federation of Asian American United Methodists, Native American International Caucus and Pacific Islander National Caucus of United Methodists. Go to http://www.gcorr.org/about-us/corr-action-fund/ for more information.

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