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Racial Ethnic Local Church Concerns (RELCC) Grants

published 5/18/2021

Grants up to $10,000 will be available this fall from Discipleship Ministries to strengthen leadership training, small groups, worship, stewardship and spiritual formation in ethnic local United Methodist churches.

The application deadline for Racial Ethnic Local Church Concerns (RELCC) grants is September 1.
Learn more and apply for the grant. Contact Naomi Annandale by phone at 615-340-1743 or by email at if you have questions. Applicants are encouraged to consult with Discipleship Ministries staff for guidance in preparing the application.

RELCC grants are made available each year, with priority given to new programs. Funds are not provided for personnel, equipment, or ongoing building costs. Applications must be for a ministry or project of a local United Methodist church or of the United Methodist connectional system. In addition, they also must: 

  • Contribute directly to the mission and ministries of making disciples of Jesus Christ
  • Be consistent with the doctrine and social principles of the United Methodist 2016 Book of Discipline
  • Focus on developing and strengthening the racial ethnic local church for witness and mission
  • Be related to one or more of the essential services provided by Discipleship Ministries, such as accountable discipleship, Christian education, curriculum resources, evangelism, family and life-span ministries, lay ministries, leadership development, spiritual formation, stewardship and worship
  • Involve racial ethnic church members in the planning, leadership and decision-making


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