As a mission extension society, SUMU does not make grants to established churches for construction, improvements, or repairs. SUMU grants are not intended to cover usual operating expenses or financial emergencies, but rather to fund new ministries that strengthen or promote your congregation in its central mission – making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We focus on grants for new ministries reaching new people for Jesus Christ.
Rev. Neal Harrell is the Chair of SUMU’s New Ministry Grant Application Process. Pastor Neal will be in touch once your application is received to request any supporting documentation for the process.
SUMU invites new ministry grant applications on a rolling basis. We review applications 2-3 times per year. Our next deadline for reviewing applications is November 1, 2017.