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 February 15th
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 February 15th.
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.
- Bishop's Award Grant (granted only to local churches and bodies within local churches)
- Bishop's Award Application Packet
- Vitality Award Grant (granted only to boards, agencies and bodies that are formed by or are a part of the NMAC)
- Vitality Award Application Packet
- Pippin Grant for Mission (granted for mission work in New Mexico Conference, including the training of Navajo ministers)
- Pippin Grant Application Packet
- Thaxton Grant (granted for the care of the elderly poor and/or impoverished children of New Mexico)
- Thaxton Grant Application Packet
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 two weeks prior to Annual Conference.
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.
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.
Equipping Scholarship Application
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 http://foundationforevangelism.org/recognition/harry-denman-evangelism-award/
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 www.clergyrenewal.org