As you look at the ministry needs around you and dream of a way to open up new opportunities which will help The United Methodist Church move forward in its mission to make disciples for the transformation of the world, please take the time to submit a concept application which addresses such opportunities within and throughout the North Central Jurisdiction. If approved for consideration as a grant possibility, you will be invited to submit a grant application for funding. The NCJ is looking for innovative jurisdictional ministries that address the Four Areas of Focus of The UMC. What dream do you have for such ministry?
Application time line for 2018:
- January 27, 2017 Concept application** period begins
- April 15, 2017 Concept Application due
- June 15, 2017 Concept Application review completed
- July 1, 2017 Approved concepts will receive Grant Applications
- September 1, 2017 Grant Applications due
** The Concept Application will be necessary to start the process. The Concept Application will be a simple four-question form that will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the Mission Council. This group will work with the applicants and may suggest refinements and possible collaboration with other applicants. After review of the Concepts the applicants will be notified and a formal grant application will be forwarded to the group for completion. The application will then be reviewed and rated by members of the Mission Council and the funds will be rewarded.
A copy of the Concept Application may be viewed by Clicking Here
A copy of the Concept Review Rubric may be viewed by Click Here