Fresh Expressions Mini-Grant Application

The Faith Community Formation Office (FCF), in partnership with District Chief Missional Strategists, is looking to identify churches and communities with untapped potential in promising mission fields. The goal is to make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world and help churches and communities grow to greater spiritual life and mission.

To support this movement, the FCF Office is offering a maximum of $500 to each church that submits an accepted proposal of a Fresh Expression it intends on starting within the year of receiving the grant. The proposal must be accepted and approved by the District Chief Missional Strategist, FCF Director, and Bishop Swanson.

Please complete the following application and click the submission button below.

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Contact Information:

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*First Name
*Last Name
Address 1
Address 2
City
State
Zip
*Phone
*Email
Your Church Name & City:
District Name:

Please select your district from the drop-down list. This is a required field - your application will not be considered if not completed.

Sponsoring Congregation Information (if applicable)
Which Local Church(es) is/are sponsoring this proposed Fresh Expressions?
Please share the name(s) and contact information of the Sr./Lead Pastor(s) of the Local Church sponsor(s).

Primary phone number(s) and email address(es).

Tell Your Fresh Expressions Story
Project Name:

For example: Canoe Church, Yoga Church, Bibles and Burritos, etc.

Meeting place:
Names, positions and duties of people on your support team:
Groups you are trying to reach:
Timeline of activities and schedule(s):
Itemized budget:

An itemized budget is a list of expected income and expenses that will help you plan for how your money will be spent. Include itemized categories with reasonable dollar amounts for expected expenditures.

Plan to develop Christ centered relationships that may (or may not) be connected to your church:
Plan to monitor/report progress (fruitfulness):
Grant Amount Request

To support this movement, the FCF Office is offering a maximum of $500 to each church that submits an accepted proposal of a Fresh Expression it intends on starting within the year of receiving the grant. The proposal must be accepted and approved by the District Chief Missional Strategist, FCF Director, and Bishop Swanson.

Total Amount Requested:
Attach pastor's written approval here:

Attach file pdf, doc(x), xls(x), jpg/gif/png, ppt - up to 25 MB

Has this been discussed with the District Chief Missional Strategist?

If unsure, check with your pastor or permission giver. This is a required field - your application will not be considered if not completed.

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Thank you!

Thank you for submitting a grant request for a Fresh Expression of church. If you have any questions, please contact Jason Zebert in the Faith Community Formation Office at jzebert@mississippi-umc.org or 769-243-7073.

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