Ministry Grants are back! Aug. 10 is the deadline to submit a grant proposal to the Ohio Conference Ministry Development Team (MDT). The MDT is accepting proposals from Conference congregations and related organizations for projects and mission initiatives. The MDT has $7,000 available for grants in 2020.

This year the MDT is seeking to provide grants for projects that address racial injustice and immigration issues. Earlier this month the Ohio Conference Leadership Team released a statement about racial injustice (, and the Leadership Team is encouraging Ohio Conference congregations to take this call to prayer and action seriously.

Please note that this is a one-time grant, and grant monies are not intended to be used for staffing. You may either submit an online application on the Ohio Conference website at or mail a printed application form to Ohio Con­ference, Box 210, Kidron OH 44636. The MDT will consider all grant proposals at its Aug. 27 meeting. A grant application is in­cluded with this issue of Perspective.