Church Multiplication Grant and Support Information

Grants are available to Indiana United Methodist Churches to help them launch new congregations, including new campuses, micro-churches or house-churches, relaunch dying churches, vital mergers, and new stand-alone churches.

A. Criteria:

  • The church must be a United Methodist Church in Indiana
  • The new church has not yet started
  • The new church is primarily targeting persons outside the church
  • The new church will result in a congregation of at least fifty
  • people meeting weekly

B. Amount of Grant:

Up to $75,000 paid out over up to three years
Plus, churches receive six months of training, a $600 value.

C. To apply:

Contact Your new-church planning team will be invited to share your new-church dream with folk from Church Development so that they can determine how to help your dream become a reality.

After this initial consultation, if your idea has potential, your team will be invited to participate in a six-month “Green House” training process to help you develop your launch plan. (There is a $40 participation fee per church team.) Your plan and application at its conclusion will then be considered by the Church Development Committee for funding. Once funded, you will have a coach that will meet with you monthly through the life of the grant.
Your project leader will also be assessed so that they are better prepared to lead the project.

D. Questions?

Contact the Church Development staff at