Congregational Development

Did you know that you have access to a wide variety of demographic data about the mission field surrounding your church? Or that there are grants of up to $30,000 available to help your church start a new ministry?

These resources and many others are available through the Office of Congregational Development. Its two primary functions are to help start new churches across Minnesota and to help existing churches grow spiritually, numerically, and in community impact through various processes and tools.

Congregational Development works to keep healthy churches healthy, assists struggling congregations to find their way, and creates new worship opportunities in areas that are not served (or are under-served) by the United Methodist Church in Minnesota. Efforts are supported through apportionments, grants, and other sources.

Learn more about:

Programs and Tools

Church Planting Resources


Multiply Program

Starting New Churches

Reach Renew Rejoice

Revitalization Processes


Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058