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Grant Criteria

To be eligible for a New Church Start Grant, we ask that your church meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a United Methodist faith community
  • Must fall under the definition of a new church start as outlined by Path 1 at the General Board of Discipleship Learn more
  • Must be a new church community, or a newly organized place of worship for making disciples of Jesus Christ (grants are not provided for 2nd services of established UM churches)
  • Must be within the first 5 years of development
  • Must develop a core leadership team, a communications strategy and other systems for sustainability
  • Must be willing to provide a follow-up evaluation and photos about use of grant (ex. attendance, use of resources, quotes, etc.)

For more information, contact us at (877) 281-6535 or