Investing in Congregations grants are for churches that demonstrate a potential, capacity, and commitment to reach new people, grow in love of God and neighbor, and heal a broken world. Grants are funded through Congregational Development —and awarded for new ministries, programs, or staff positions. A committee that includes both clergy and laity reviews applications each year and decides how to divide up the $125,000 in grant money that’s available through the conference’s apportioned budget. In addition to primary funding awarded to applications made each fall, "micro grants" have been distributed for the past several years. 

Applications for 2022 grants are now closed

To learn more about the grant, download the Grant Guidelines and appropriate application.

2022 Investing in Congregations Grants Awarded

The following grants were awarded for 2022:


The Heart That Grew

$  2,500

Camphor Memorial, St Paul

Worship Arts Ministry


Community, Monticello

Director of Tech Services


Elk River

Digital Campus Community Engagement


First, Lindstrom

Children's Ministry

Grey Eagle

Why Wednesdays

$ 2,000


Access to Medical Treatments

$ 5,000
Iglesia Piedra Viva, Mpls

New Beginnings Project

$  2,500

Lake Harriet, Mpls

Connections Ministry

$  7,500


Children, Youth and Family Coordinator


Vineyard, Hutchinson

Video Media Specialist


Wesley Winona

Justice Ministry




Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

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