For the fourth year in a row, the Ohio Conference Ministry Development Team (MDT) is accepting grant proposals from Conference congregations and related organizations for projects and mission initiatives.

In its decision-making process, the MDT will give priority to projects that are new initiatives or projects that could not be carried out without the grant funding. Please note that this is a one-time grant, and grant monies are not intended to be used for staffing. Applications must be submitted to the Conference Office by Aug. 17, 2015. You may either submit an online application or mail a printed application form to Ohio Conference, Box 210, Kidron OH 44636.

The MDT will consider all grant proposals at its Aug. 31 meeting. A printed grant application is included with this issue of Perspective. To apply online or to learn more about the grant process, including expectations for recipients, go to the Ohio Conference website at and click on “Grants.”