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Reign Of God Grant

Guidelines and Application Form

Where is the Spirit bubbling up in your midst? The Missional Church Committee of Central District Conference wants to encourage and resource its congregations to follow God’s Spirit and be missional people in God’s world.

Since a key purpose of conference is to facilitate our work together in mission, the Missional Church Committee is excited to announce new Reign of God Grants designed to encourage missional activity among congregations. This Missional Church Committee program will match (1-1) money raised at the grassroots level to give the extra financial boost necessary for new, cooperative missional initiatives between two or more congregations. A missional initiative is any activity capturing and honoring God’s continuing creative energy in establishing God’s reign in the world.

Grant proposals may be submitted at any time. Written proposals should be no more than three pages in length and may be submitted:

Once we have received your application, members of the Missional Church Committee will meet with you to talk about your application and may assist you in refining your application. Applications will be reviewed by the CDC Missional Church Committee. The Missional Church Committee will serve as a resource for you as you plan and implement your event/initiative.

Grants must be used for:

  • Missional initiatives based in the Central District region of the United States by Central District Conference congregations,
  • Missional initiatives related to worship, nurture, evangelism, education, peace and justice, and creation care,
  • New initiatives, or significantly new additions to current programs. Operating funds for existing programs will not qualify.

Please contact the conference office for guidance by email at or call 574-534-1485

Application materials follow. 

Funds will be distributed to grant recipients after receiving information that the matching funds have been raised.

Please submit the Grant Recipient Event/Initiative Reflection within a month of completion of the project or final stage of a training series/consultation. Reflections should be submitted to CDC Administrator Emma Hartman via email at After receiving your reflection, your Missional Church Committee Liaison Team will have a reflection conversation with you.

Reign of God Guidelines, Application

If sending application by postal mail send to:

Central District Conference
PO Box 1199
Goshen, IN 46527-1199

Central District Conference recognizes that writing is one of many great ways to communicate. We welcome audio, video, artistic, presentation-based and other ways of communicating your vision instead of or in addition to a written grant application. We also recognize that English may not be the language that best reflects your community and we’re happy to receive your application in other languages. We ask that you seek to cover the following information in whatever format your application takes. We look forward to having a follow-up conversation with you after receiving your grant application.

Reign of God Grant

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  • Sources of Funds to Cover Total Costs (If using multiple Sources of Funding)

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