Accepting Applications for 2020 Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants


Applications for grants from the Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund should be for ministries fulfilling the stated purposes of the Fund:
“The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ by proclaiming the good news of God’s grace and thus seeking the fulfillment of God’s reign and realm in the world. Jesus’s words in Matthew 28:19-20 provide the Church with our mission, ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.’ As United Methodists, our stated mission, as outlined in The Book of Discipline, is to follow this great commission ‘. . . to make disciples of Jesus Christ.’”
How to Apply:
1. Apply by Noon (EST) on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at
2. You must clearly articulate how your program/initiative aims to make disciples of Jesus Christ.
3. You must submit a budget proposal indicating how all monies awarded will be used (monies must be used during calendar year 2020).
For more information, contact Caroline Cox, Director of Reynolds Ministries and Programs by email or by calling the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina at (704)817-3990

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