Concept Application Evaluation Rubric

North Central Missional Grant



(weakest) (strongest)
What are the opportunities or challenges you are seeking to overcome or address?
1a) This problem, if overcome, would further the vitality/vibrancy of The UMC 1 2 3 4
1b) The applicant can clearly articulate the challenge/opportunity at hand 1 2 3 4
1c) The challenge/opportunity presented is compelling and would make an energizing story to tell 1 2 3 4
How does your dream/idea/vision speak to one or more of the four priorities of The UMC (engaging in ministry with the poor, improving global health, developing principled Christian leaders, and creating new and renewed congregations)?
2a) This project is relevant to at least one of the four areas of focus of The UMC 1 2 3 4
2b) This project is innovative (i.e. shows ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking, is creative, new, and radical in its approach) 1 2 3 4
2c) This project targets two or more of the four areas of the focus of The UMC 1 2 3 4
Explain how your proposal is “jurisdictional” in scope (especially in geography and in partnerships)
3a) This project meaningfully engages more than one conference/geographic locality in the Jurisdiction 1 2 3 4
3b) This project involves meaningful partnerships of two or more parties/populations/agencies 1 2 3 4
Please list the outcome(s) you expect to achieve.
4a) Outcomes are clearly articulated and relate to the challenge 1 2 3 4
4b) Outcomes are specific, meaningful, achievable, reasonable, and time-specific 1 2 3 4
4c) Outcomes, if achieved, would “move the needle” on the mission of the Jurisdiction 1 2 3 4
4d) At least one clear short-term outcome addresses changing knowledge, skills, attitudes, & beliefs 1 2 3 4
4e) At least one clear intermediate outcome addresses changing action and behavior 1 2 3 4
4f) At least one clear long-term outcome addressing the maturity/depth of discipleship of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world 1 2 3 4

If this Concept is accepted, who will be the Connector to this project? ____________________

(to be assigned by the Executive Committee of the Mission Council)

(revised 9/28/2016)

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