extending the mission
of The United Methodist Church
in the Sacramento area
since 1911.

SUMU is in the process of developing an online application process for new church development grants. More information regarding the application process & guidelines should be available this fall.

New Church Development Grant Application

CHURCH PLANTER(S) CONTACT INFORMATION

Name(s) (required)

Address (required)

Cell Phone Number(s) (required)

Email(s) (required)

ELEVATOR PITCH

Share your "elevator pitch." In less than 250 words, tell us why the church you are hoping to plant is needed. In addition to this written elevator pitch, please email a 1-3 minute video of your elevator pitch to matt@thetableumc.org. (required)

MINISTRY ACTION PLAN FOR NEW COMMUNITY OF FAITH

What are the demographics for the area in which you plan to plant? How will you reach new people? How will you develop a planting team? Describe in detail your new community of faith's discipleship formation process. What are your timelines and benchmarks for growth? (required)

FUNDING PLAN

Please provide a detailed budget showing ministry expenses and funding for the initial five years of this new community of faith. Include all anticipated funding sources. (required)

What is the total amount you are requesting for the coming year from SUMU to help fund this new community of faith (required)

FOLLOW UP & EVALUATION

How will you evaluate the success of your new community of faith? Provide a timeline and specific benchmarks for evaluation. (required)

How will you keep SUMU up-to-date on your new community of faith's progress? Provide timelines for assessments and details you will share with SUMU in order to assess continued development. (required)