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New Places Congregational Excellence Grants

Due September 15, 2021

Before you start

  • Please note that grant applications will be accepted for this period from July 1 - September 15.
  • You cannot start your application and return to it. There is no save feature. Use the worksheet below to prepare your information before starting the online application.
  • Only online applications submitted through the online form will be accepted. 
  • Each church may apply for each type of grant one time.
  • Applicants have best success gathering information at least eight weeks before application deadline. 

What you need

  • ExecutiveInsite demographic report 2-3-mile radius around ministry site from, learn more on our MissionInsite page.
  • 2020 stats: average weekly attendance, professions of faith and baptisms
  • Percentage of apportionments paid in 2020
  • A signed and dated 2021 W9 for the church. Find the form at
  • Signed District Superintendent approval of your worksheet. Download a Word doc or PDF of the approval form.
  • Additional documents for new worship service and multi-site applications: Apportionment percentage payout from 2016-2020 AND operating income, operating expenses and year-end totals for the last five years, including year to date.

Steps to apply

  1. Fill out the worksheet in the appropriate grant category.
  2. Send the completed worksheet to your District Superintendent for approval and signature.
    Unsure who your District Superintendent is? Find your district here and see a list of superintendents here.
  3. Gather the appropriate documents and your answers from the worksheet. Copy your answers into the online application and upload the documents where directed.


Online application