Ministry Grants are back! Aug. 4 is the deadline to submit a grant proposal to the Ohio Conference Ministry Development Team (MDT). The MDT is accepting proposals from Ohio Conference congregations and related ministries for mission projects and initiatives. This year the MDT has $7,395 available for grants.

Since 2012 the MDT has awarded grants each summer, providing funds for a wide variety of projects and mission initiatives. If your congregation is looking for a way to fund a ministry that would impact your community, consider applying for a Ministry Grant.

The MDT will use several criteria in reviewing the applications:

— Does this proposal fit with the Conference priorities of Loving God, Loving Others, and Making Disciples of Jesus Christ?

— Does this project respond to the priorities identified by Ministry Development Team?

  • Start-up ministries/new initiatives
  • Community outreach
  • Church planting
  • Focus on children or youth ministry that includes an outreach component
  • Missional coaching
  • Peacemaking education/action
  • Immigration education/action
  • Racial reconciliation education/action
  • Initiatives which cross cultural boundaries

— Is this proposal a collaborative effort among Ohio Conference congregations and/or related organizations?

Please note that this is a one-time grant. Grant monies are not intended to be used for staffing.

Grant proposals are due by Aug. 4, 2023. More information and an online application are on the Ohio Conference website: If you prefer, you may download a grant form and mail it to the Ohio Conference office.

The Ministry Development Team will consider all grant proposals at its August meeting.

Over the years, the Ministry Development Team has approved grants funding a variety of missions, including community gardens, a homework help program, a variety of workshops, and a video series on racial reconciliation, among many others. To learn more about these grants from previous years, see