Michigan District Grants

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Igniter Grant

Grant Overview: Jesus told His disciples that “you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8). The International Mission Igniter grant has been designed to amplify the international mission work of our local congregations. The grant can be used to assist a local congregation with an international mission project involving human care and gospel proclamation.

Grant Parameters:

  •  Award Size: Up to $10,000.
  •  Project Requirements:
  1. The project must be a human care or gospel proclamation project.
  2. The grant may be available for international mission projects that do not include hands-on ministry by people from the Michigan District.
  3. The award can be used to purchase mission trip supplies or support the cost of logistics for international partners during the mission project event.
  4. The project must have tentative dates for initiation and completion to be included with the grant application.
  5. The project must take place within 12 months of the grant award.
  6. Ministries receiving the award will provide a one-page summary of the use of the award and its impact on the mission project along with supporting images/video.
  • Grant Limitations:
  1. Mission projects not related to theological formation of church workers or lay leaders may only use the grant to offset 25% of the travel expenses for the mission trip.
  2. Only congregations or schools of the Michigan District are eligible to receive the award.
  3. Only one grant per congregation or school within a three-year period.
  4. Grants supporting a mission field / international partner may be limited to one per year.

Grant process:

  1. To apply for the grant, complete the grant application.
  2. Submit the grant application with supporting documents.
  3. The grant award will take up to six weeks to process.


Circuit Convocation Grant

A Partnership of the Michigan District and Church Extension Fund

Purpose: Create an event that demonstrates that we are people of hope vigorously sharing the love of Christ.

Direction: Your convocation should accent the ministry of reconciliation. It can take the shape of:

  • A conference that focuses on your congregations coming together for mission
  • A community event that brings people from around your congregations/community together
  • A project that serves the needs of people in your community

Accent:  Special attention must be given to involving lay people from across the circuit(s)

Grants may be used for:

  • Music/Entertainment
  • Rentals of space or equipment
  • Food & Beverage
  • Travel expenses of speakers
  • Programing Fees

Amount: Up to $5,000 per circuit. Circuits working together can add their funds together (e.g., two circuits can use $10,000).

Awards for:

  • Most creative event
  • Biggest event

Additional Terms and Conditions can be read here.