The NC Conference Mission Team has some remaining Seed Funds for 2017. If your congregation has come up with a new ministry dream that will engage your members with your community, we’d like to help you make that dream come true!
2017 Seed Fund applications will be accepted until July 31, 2017. Applications will be reviewed and the Mission Team will vote on August 19. Funds will be distributed shortly thereafter.
Ignore the original deadline, and use the guidelines, instructions and applications found on the website: https://old.nccumc.org/outreach/seed-funds-advance/mission-seed-funds/
As stated, “Mission Seed Funds are designed to facilitate and encourage United Methodist Congregations of the NC Conference in risk-taking ministry and radical hospitality. These Mission Seed Funds are provided to resource the local church, to help the church engage in ministry that is transformative for the world and the church, to provide support in growing committed disciples, and reaching into the world in community with the poor, with children, and all who are the least, the last, and the lost. Seed Funds are not intended to be ancillary funding for local church budget. Seed Funds are specific to new ministry development, encouraging ministry with a specific focus of outreach to people who are not yet part of the existing congregation through ministries of service, evangelism, and presence. As such, Mission Seed Funds are for more than the normal in-house activities.”