Appalachian District of the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church 2015 GRANT APPLICATION for Missional Engagement Funds

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1 Appalachian District of the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church 2015 GRANT APPLICATION for Missional Engagement Funds This application is to be submitted by any local church within the Appalachian District of the WNNC wishing to receive Missional Engagement funds in Missional Engagement funds are intended for partnership initiatives which engage local church members in missional opportunities within the local community or beyond. Priority will be given to missional opportunities that work with other local churches/organizations, build relationships between local church members and the people being served, are multi-racial and multi-ethnic, and which are most closely aligned with the mission, vision, and strategies of the WNCC. These funds are not intended for an in-house church ministry unless there is collaboration with multiple churches. A fully completed application must be received in the Appalachian District office by May 4, 2015 (or postmarked) to be considered for a grant. No exceptions. Funds will be disbursed after May 19, Grants will only be given up to $2,500 dollars. You may attach additional information in an effort to more fully answer the questions below. Church or Agency Name: Church or Agency Tax ID # (Please note that funds cannot be dispersed without a Tax ID #): Name or title of ministry for which funds are being requested: Person submitting application: Date: Your position/title: Address: Phone Number(s) where you may be contacted: Address where you may be contacted: Please note that all funds for these grants come from Appalachian District Apportionments. Paying your apportionments helps support new ministry all across our District including this Appalachian District Missional Engagement Funds Application Page 1

2 Please answer the following questions by providing as much detail as possible. Attach additional sheets if necessary. 1. Please give a brief overview of this ministry with background and history to date. 2. Please highlight activities (planned/completed/ongoing) related to this ministry during What is the vision for this ministry? For example, describe the outcomes expected as a result of this ministry. Please be as specific as possible. 4. Is this a: New ministry Existing ministry 5. What is your total budget for this ministry? 6. Please attach a detailed budget for this ministry, including all areas of projected income and expenses. 7. What amount are you requesting from the Appalachian District Missional Engagement Team? 2015 Appalachian District Missional Engagement Funds Application Page 2

3 8. Has this ministry ever received a grant from the Appalachian District or its Teams? Yes No If so, when and how much? How were the funds used? 9. If this proposed ministry receives a grant, who will be responsible for communicating with the Appalachian Missional Engagement Team to celebrate and/or report what has taken place? 10. List other sources from which you are requesting or receiving funds for this ministry; i.e., The Duke Endowment, Royce & Jane Reynolds Fund, WNCC Vision Alignment Funds, WNCC Budget Application, WNCC Youth Service Funds, local/state/national sources, private donors, etc. Please show amounts requested or received. 11. Please indicate the status of any pending requests. 12. How is the implementation of this ministry contingent upon funding approval from these sources? (This information will be required prior to funding any grants.) 2015 Appalachian District Missional Engagement Funds Application Page 3

4 13. Please describe how this project practices Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk-Taking Mission/Service and/or Extravagant Generosity (from Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations by Robert Schnase) 14. Please describe how this project uses local partnerships with other churches or organizations to build relationships with and meet the needs of the community and people being served. 15. If funding is granted you will be expected to submit a follow-up report on ways the grant helped implement your vision(s). Do you agree? Yes No 2015 Appalachian District Missional Engagement Funds Application Page 4

5 SIGNATURE PAGE Applying Church Agency or Name: (At least one signature is required from each partnering church/organization. Partner organizations may submit a separate signature page via fax or if all partners are unable to sign the same form. ) Submission instructions: You may submit your application electronically, by mail, or by fax. If need be, you may submit the signature page separately (If doing so, CLEARLY INDICATE that you are doing so and to which church agency or organization the signature page corresponds.) Send application to: Appalachian District Missional Engagement Team c/o Katie Poplin, Appalachian District Church Relations 1710 Parkwood Drive Wilkesboro, NC Fax: , ATTN: Missional Engagement Team to Katie Poplin, APPLICATIOINS MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE BY MAY 4 th 2015 Appalachian District Missional Engagement Funds Application Page 5

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