Connectional Ministries Grants

NGUMC Connectional Ministries provides mission and ministry related grants to North Georgia United Methodist Churches, organizations, and/or related agencies. These grants are solely for the use of ministries based in the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Grant awards are based on the following:

  • Availability of funds,
  • Ability to further the mission of the United Methodist Church by supporting one or more of General Conference 4 Focus Areas: (1) Ministry with the Poor, (2) Improving Global Health, (3) Develop Principled Christian Leaders, or (4) Create New & Renewed Congregations.
  • Adherence to the procedures listed in the Guidelines for Funding Requests and alignment with the provided guidelines.


Connectional Ministries Grant
These grants are intended to help support innovative ministry ideas that are aimed at effectiveness and improved vitality.  These grants are for a minimum of $1,000 and can be awarded to local congregations, organizations and/or related agencies.  Local congregations are eligible to receive these grants once every 12 months.  Click here for Grant Guidelines.

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GAP Grants
GAP Grants are intended to help local congregations in closing a funding gap in a pinch.  ​These grants are awarded in the amount of $1,000 or less to local congregations. Local congregations are eligible to receive these grants once every four years.  Click here for Grant Guidelines.

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Disability Awareness Audit - Matching Grant
The Center for Congregational Excellence is offering a Matching Grant for North Georgia Conference United Methodist Churches who are interested in having a Disability Awareness Audit conducted at their church.  The cost of the audit is $500 to $1,000, depending on the size of the church and it's facilities.  Once your application is received, you will be contacted by Stephen Taylor at SNs360 to discuss the audit.  After the audit, the church will receive a report of their findings and an invoice for 50% of the cost of the audit.   

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Golden Cross Fund
The Golden Cross Fund provides payment of (non-elective) medical expenses, (non- elective) dental expenses, prescription medicines, and health aides. Golden Cross monies are not paid directly to the applicant to cover out of pocket expenses; checks are mailed directly to medical facilities or providers of care.  Any individual in need qualifies for assistance under the Golden Cross Fund, regardless of age, gender, race, national origin, or religious affiliation. The only qualification is need, as determined by the pastor of a local United Methodist church or other full connection clergy serving in the North Georgia Conference. Grant Guidelines

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Other Grants Available to the North Georgia Conference

The ER Park Medical Mission Fund provides support for medical mission teams from the North Georgia Conference that support medical, dental and/or vision relief (including equipment and supplies) and service efforts of domestic and international partners associated with the general church or the North Georgia Bridges Initiatives. Apply Here

Peace With Justice Grants requests are awarded to a United Methodist local church, district, conference, or other                      affiliated organization, or an Ecumenical group/organization working with and through at least one United Methodist agency or organization which "Witnesses to God's demands for a faithful, just, disarmed, and secure world." 
Applications due December 15, 2019.   Apply Here

Housing and Homeless Council Grants are awarded to churches and non-profit agencies that provide shelters, soup                   kitchens, transitional housing, clothing closets, and other services to very poor and/or homeless persons. Apply Here
The Renfro Trust Fund awards annual bricks-and-mortar grants to small rural United Methodist congregations in the               Southeastern Jurisdiction. ​Applications must be received by August 19, 2019.  Please mail application to:  Scott Parrish, North Georgia Conference, 1700 Century Circle, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA  30345.  If you have any questions, please contact Scott Parrish at 678-533-1374 or email him at
The following websites and documents are associated with the Renfro Trust:

Grants Awarded by Other United Methodist Agencies