Conference Board of Global Ministries Grants:

The Sively Award grant is awarded to organizations and churches for significant work in disaster relief, rehabilitation after disaster, root causes of hunger and refugee ministries.

Application deadline is March 15th

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McCreless Endowment Fund of UMCOR-Child Rrelated Ministries has the purpose of supporting mission projects within the NMAC that will serve the needs of children with an emphasis that reflects United Methodist Committee on Relief values and goals.  See Grant Guidelines for specifics.

Application deadline is March 15th.

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Conference Endowment Distribution Committee Grants:

Funds are available to spur on the imaginations and turn hopes and dreams for potential ministry into reality.

The deadline for the following four grants is March 1st.

Application packets will be available closer to the deadline date.


Cinco Estrellas (5 Stars) Award of Excellence is administered by the Conference Board of Global Ministries and is awarded to churches who meet 5 of the following criteria in a preceding conference year:

  • Paid World Service & District Mission shared ministries in full
  • Supported (financially or in kind) the Annual Conference Mission Project
  • Supported at least 1 Advance Special at each of 3 levels
    (Conference, National, International)
  • Observed, with an offering, One Great Hour of Sharing
  • Shared a mission story with the Conference
  • Sponsored at least 1 person (per 100 members in avg. weekly worship
    attendance) on a UM VIM project/trip
  • Be involved in a significant mission project in the local community
  • Have a GBGM Covenant Relationship with a UM missionary (GBGM or MSUM)

To apply, submit in writing or by email a detailed summary of how your church has fulfilled at least 5 of these criteria. Be specific.  (Advance Specials of GBGM qualify for this; check out the Missions/Missionaries pages of this website.)  Contact Rev. for more information, PO Box 410, Fort Sumner FUMC, Fort Sumner NM  88119. 
Deadline is March 15th.


Albuquerque District Missions Awards

The Albuquerque District Missions Committee is taking applications for the 2016 project awards.  Any United Methodist Church or related non-profit organization within the bounds of the Albuquerque District is eligible to apply.  Our mission is to demonstrate God's love and presence in the world through evangelism, service, advocacy and community development.  In 2015, the Committee awarded $12,128 with a range of $400-$900 per project.  The anticipated amount available for 2016 is $9,600.  In recent years, the Committee has funded the following types of projects:  direct services to the hungry and homeless, care for young children, older adult services, Hispanic and Native American ministries, women's shelter, prison recovery program, secondary education, and the purchase of Bibles for newborns.

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Deadline for applications is October 23, 2015.  If there are any questions or if you need additional information, please contact Reuben Thomas at or 505-554-7834.

Equipping Ministries Team has limited scholarships of $500 available to assist individuals or teams of individuals from local churches to attend or promote leadership training in disciple making.  Each application will be considered on its own merits.  
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Harry Denman Evangelism Award for Clergy, Lay and Youth, recognizes a person whose life and ministry exemplifies the teaching of Christ and the Great Commission. Recipients of these awards, nominated by their local church and selected by the Annual Conference, live their call to "Offer Them Christ" daily as modeled by Dr. Harry Denman, founder of The Foundation for Evangelism that sponsors these awards. For more information go to

Lilly Endowment Renewal Grants for Pastors, an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, seeks to strengthen Christian congregations by providing an opportunity for pastors to step away briefly from the obligations of parish life and engage in a period of renewal, intentional exploration, and reflection. The Endowment anticipates awarding as many as 150 grants of up to $50,000 each directly to Christian congregations for the support of a renewal program for their pastor. Up to $15,000 of the grant may be used for congregational expenses associated with the renewal program.  For more information, go to