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Mission Expansion Grants

A portion of the mission center budget is designated for grant funding to support local efforts aimed at developing new ministries or growing efforts that reach new individuals and communities.

Applications (complete the online form at the bottom of this page) are accepted throughout the year until all funds are awarded. Grant funds may be used for equipment, supplies, materials, food, advertising, training, guest ministers, or other items as approved.  Personnel and capital improvement costs are generally not supported.

The grant review team seeks applications for congregational ministries aligned with the mission initiatives.  Proposals that focus primarily on inviting new people to Christ are given priority consideration.  Congregations may apply up to three consecutive years for the same project.  Retreats, camps, conferences, and other events with a mission expansion focus hosted by congregations are eligible for grant funding.

Please contact Dan Nowiski for additional information.


Past Grant Awards

2016

Onaway Congregation – Taco Tuesday
Gladstone Congregation – Soup Suppers
Gulliver Congregation – Stitchery Group
Riverview Congregation – Prayer/Love Blankets

2014

Allegan Congregation – Neighborhood Block Party
Charlotte Congregation – Wednesday Dinners

2013

Grand Valley (Grand Rapids) Congregation – Community Carnival
Richmond Congregation – Online Sermon/Worship Recordings
Inland Congregation – Community Dinners
Union Ave (Grand Rapids) Congregation – Community Carnival
Mt. Pleasant Congregation – CMU Campus Display Table
Ann Arbor Congregation – Campus Ministry Activities

2012

Inland Congregation – Community Dinners
Union Ave (Grand Rapids) Congregation – Community Carnival
Boyne City Congregation – Children’s Clothes Closet
Capital (Lansing) Congregation – Hot Dog Wednesdays
Twining Congregation – Food Pantry


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