2024 Equipping the Local Church Grant Recipients Announced

Cross Roads Cowboy Church (a Church of the Nazarene ministry) in Natural Dam, Arkansas received a 2023 Equipping the Local Church Grant for their “Training for the Brand” initiative to reach out and invite members of the rodeo community.

The Foundation for Evangelism has chosen 51 churches and organizations to receive an Equipping the Local Church grant. A total of $375,000 will be distributed through $5,000 and $10,000 micro-grants to small and medium sized Wesleyan-tradition* churches and church-based organizations. The recipients are from 7 Wesleyan-tradition denominations across 26 states.

  • Agape Fellowship Church of the Nazarene – New Iberia, Louisiana
  • Bishop Janes United Methodist Church – Basking Ridge, New Jersey
  • Caldwell Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church – Bronx, New York
  • Camp in the Community (UMC) – Alcoa, Tennessee
  • Caro Church of the Nazarene – Caro, Michigan
  • Carrboro United Methodist Church – Carrboro, North Carolina
  • Fountain City United Methodist Church – Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Centenary/Lafayette Park United Methodist Church – St. Louis, Missouri
  • Christ United Methodist Church – Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Church in the Wild (UMC) – Windsor, New York
  • Claremore Grace United Methodist Church – Claremore, Oklahoma
  • Columbia Drive United Methodist Church – Decatur, Georgia
  • Community Cup Church of the Nazarene – Kankakee, Illinois
  • Covenant Methodist Church (GMC) – Spring, Texas
  • Department of Church Growth & Development (AMEZ) – Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Ebenezer Church of the Nazarene – Aiken, South Carolina
  • Emmanuel United Methodist Church – Foster, Virginia
  • Faith Journey Church of the Nazarene – Olathe, Kansas
  • First United Methodist Church – Massillon, Ohio
  • First United Methodist Church – Stanley, North Carolina
  • Fowler United Methodist Church – Spokane, Washington
  • Franklin-St. John’s United Methodist Church – Newark, New Jersey
  • Freeman Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church – Hopkinsville, Kentucky
  • French Church (UMC) – Detroit, Michigan
  • Greater Hopewell Christian Methodist Episcopal Church – Atlanta, Georgia
  • Harvest Church of the Nazarene – Conway, Arkansas
  • Hope House (a ministry of Magnolia Avenue UMC) – Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Love’s Chapel United Methodist Church – Sylva, North Carolina
  • Lower Shore Charge (UMC) – Cape Charles, Virginia
  • McKinney Memorial United Methodist Church – La Marque, Texas
  • Mountain View United Methodist Church – Chilhowie, Virginia
  • Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church – Warren, New Jersey
  • New Life United Methodist Church – Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
  • North United Methodist Church – Hartford, Connecticut
  • Oak Hills United Methodist Church – Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Ocean View United Methodist Church – Oak Island, North Carolina
  • Overflow Church (The Wesleyan Church) – Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • Pemberton United Methodist Church – Pemberton, New Jersey
  • Phillips Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church – Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Portland Central Church of the Nazarene – Portland, Oregon
  • Restoration Church (UMC) – Herndon, Virginia
  • Saint John African Methodist Episcopal Church – Frankfort, Kentucky
  • Savanna First United Methodist Church – Savanna, Illinois
  • Sharon Methodist Church (GMC) – Supply, North Carolina
  • Smith Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church – Anniston, Alabama
  • Sparta Church of the Nazarene – Sparta, Michigan
  • The Leicester Charge (UMC) – Leicester, North Carolina
  • Trinity United Methodist Church – Fernandina Beach, Florida
  • Trinity United Methodist Church Collab – Paris, Tennessee
  • Wesley United Methodist Church – Marshfield, Wisconsin
  • Wheatland Salem United Methodist Church – Naperville, Illinois

Other 2024 grants:

Equipping the Local Church Cohorts:

  • The Southwestern Episcopal District of the AMEZ (in development in 2024)
  • World Methodist Evangelism’s cohort, FLAME 2.0 (in development in 2024)

Evangelism for Non-Evangelists Online Course co-sponsor

Engaging the Ministry of the Laity Grants

  • Participating in Abundant Life Training :
    • Western North Carolina Conference of the UMC Board of Laity
    • Tennessee-West Kentucky Conference of the UMC
  • Harry Denman Evangelism Awards

Raising Up Gospel Leader Grants

* We define Wesleyan-tradition as based on the ministry movement begun in the 18th century by John and Charles Wesley. Responding to God’s pursuit of us, all are invited to the lifelong journey to love God and neighbor with their whole heart.