Investing in Congregations Granting Team

This team administers Investing in Congregations grants, which have ranged from $1000 to $20,000 and are distributed annually to 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.

In 2023, $125,000 in grant money is available through the conference’s apportioned budget. Team members set criteria for the grants, review grant applications, and determine which projects will receive funding—and how much. They meet several times each year.

The grant application period typically opens in August and closes in October. Learn more and apply for a grant.

Find agendas, minutes, and elected team members for Investing in Congregations Granting Team.


Chair: Rev. Linda McCollough / (612) 978-2917


Gail Johnson / (612) 230-6125

Lyndy Zabel / (612) 230-6124

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058