Get Involved

Participating

Take part in projects funded by Connexional Grants:

Sacred Activists from St Ethelburga's (reserved places for Methodists)

Interfaith Activists: Leadership for turbulent times (responding to the refugee crisis) closing date 30 September 2017.

Senior Faith in Leadership Programme (apply by mid-December) 

Welcome Churches - Upbeat Communities. Established by Community Church Derby to welcome and support refugees and asylum seekers, with the aim of 'helping strangers become neighbours' locally in Derby. 

We are promoting A Rocha's Eco Church programme and encouraging Methodist churches to sign up, this will help with the environmental sustainability question on grant application forms.

Eco Church
You can read about the launch of Eco Church here. You can also see the latest on Twitter via this hashtag #EcoChurch or by following A Rocha.

The list of Methodist Churches awarded can be found here.

Volunteering

The Connexional Grants Committee (CGC) is staffed entirely by experienced volunteers. Lay and ordained people from different parts of the country and every aspect of Methodist society help to make sure that connexional funds are administered properly and used responsibly. We are always interested in hearing from those who may be interested in serving on the CGC.

Responsibilities

CGC members are responsible for evaluating grant applications submitted by email throughout the year. They may, if chosen to chair part of the committee, be required to attend meetings no more than twice a year. Financial management of the funds which the CGC controls, and all accounting, is carried out by members of the Connexional Team.

Useful Experience

Collectively the CGC needs to have a good understanding of how the Church works as well as thorough knowledge of specific Church life. Anyone who is interested is encouraged to apply. Applications from those with experience in the following are particularly welcome: 

  • Chaplaincy
  • Cross cultural and inter faith projects
  • Governance and scrutiny
  • Grant assessment or project management experience
  • Heritage
  • Mission and Ministry
  • Property
  • World Mission
  • Youth and children work 

Full induction and training is provided for those who are invited to serve.

For more information, contact the Connexional Grants Team.

Donating

If you would like to support us with the funding of more projects click on the link(s) below to make a donation.

Giving to the Mission in Britain fund enables:

  • Methodist Action on Poverty and Justice
  • Chaplaincy
  • Sharing the gospel with all ages
  • Use of our church properties to serve local communities

Donate today and be part of our mission to transform Britain one life at a time.

The Methodist Church Fund for World Mission exists to support the work of the British Methodist Church and its partner churches overseas, through the sharing of both resources and personnel. Donate today.

fundraising@methodistchurch.org.uk

Updated 18/9/2017

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