Community Ministry Grants Information Sessions

Community Ministry Grants Information Sessions

ICCYou're invited to learn more about the Community Ministry Grants (CMG) initiative at one of the below information sessions.

What is the program?
CMG is an education and matching grant program designed to help Indiana congregations engage in mutual ministry with their chosen community. Thirty Indiana congregations beyond the metro Indianapolis area will be selected to participate. CMG guides your congregation as you learn to launch a new mutual community ministry with, not for, your chosen community. A chosen community is one you want to focus on. It could be your actual neighborhood, a school, a particular group of people in an area, like single mothers, senior citizens, unemployed youth. We will show you some good ways to choose.

This Community Ministry Grants program (CMG) provides selected congregations with a nine-month educational program, including three in-person sessions and two live online gatherings, followed by the opportunity to apply for up to $30,000 of matching grant money to help launch a new community ministry. The program also offers expert consultation with community ministry professionals. Congregations can participate in only one major grants initiative at a time. If your congregation is already participating in a major grants initiative, you are not eligible for the CMG.

Information sessions
There are four information sessions presented around the state. The sessions are free. Registration is required. You may register for the session most convenient for you. Space is limited, so we ask you to only register two from your congregation. The sessions include lunch.

The information sessions take place:

11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Central time) Tuesday, January 30 in Evansville

11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Central time) Tuesday, January 30 in Valparaiso

11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Eastern time) Thursday, February 1, 2018 in North Vernon

11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Eastern time) Thursday, February 1, 2018 in Fort Wayne

Important dates
Program applications are due March 20, 2018. The application and information will be available here in early January 2018. Chosen congregations will be notified April 17, 2018. Education classes begin in Indianapolis on May 17, 2018 and continue June 2018-February 2019 regionally, with grant application submissions in June 2019 and November 2019.

If you have questions, please contact Katie Lindberg at or 317-237-7799.