The Kansas Methodist Foundation is honored to support Methodist churches and organizations in Kansas through Pathways for Discipleship Grants. Matching grants are awarded to advance ministries across our state, especially in ways that are creative, innovative, and new.

Through these Pathways for Discipleship Grants, KMF supports programs and ministries all across Kansas to be adaptable to new possibilities. Many churches or organizations have new ideas that, if they were supported with additional funding, could make an impact. These grants come alongside local support for helping make disciples of Jesus Christ, change lives, and transform communities.
Justice Ministries - new in 2022
This pathway provides grants for programs focused on healing racial divisions, increasing equity among God’s children, encouraging inclusion, and broadening people’s understanding of diversity and unjust systems.
Children and Youth Programs: 
This pathway fund provides support for all aspects of programming for children, youth and young adult ministries. The endowment fund assists with the developing of new, unique programs to impact children, youth and young adults through local church, district, campus ministry or conference experiences. This fund may assist camping and campus ministry leadership development or training.
Ministry and Outreach:
This pathway fund provides ministry grants for churches and organizations that will expand their missional outreach. These grants are for programming, outreach ministry, and mission trips. Ministry grants help make disciples of Jesus Christ, for the transformation of the world. Brick and mortar requests will not be funded.
Leadership Education:
This pathway fund provides support for education and leadership development of clergy and lay leaders. This fund may also assist in providing trainings for a church, network, or regional gathering.

Apply for a Grant

Grant applications will be available June 1. The deadine to apply each year is September 1.
Congratulations to the 2021 Grant Recipients: 
Atwood UMC
Augusta First UMC
Basehor UMC
Burden UMC
Cafe Quetzal
Camp Chippewa
Caney UMC
Kechi UMC
Larned UMC
Lyndon UMC
Moran UMC
Osawatomie First UMC
Salina Church of the Cross UMC
Sedan UMC
Wichita Chapel Hill UMC
Wichita Heart of Christ UMC

Support  Ministry Across Kansas

Pathways for Discipleship grants would not be possible without the generosity of faithful donors who support the grant ministry through cash and estate gifts. If you would like to make a difference for new programs and ministries across Kansas,  you can make a gift online or contact KMF to make a gift of stock or estate gift. 
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Let's Get Started

Have questions about the Pathways for Discipleship grants or making an impact through supporting the grant ministry? Contact Joanna Trapp, Communication Associate of the Kansas Methodist Foundation. ​
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