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. Funding can be used for new ministries, programs, and staff positions. 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.
To apply, download the Grant Guidelines and appropriate application.
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church