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Overview

The Foundation awards grants to those working with or alongside Wesleyan tradition denominations with the goal of equipping disciples to share the Good News of Jesus Christ for life-transformation. The Foundation has two options for funding: Grant Application Cycle and Grants by Invitation. 

Application Resources

Applications, guidelines and deadline information will be posted on this page in early 2022.

Grant Application cycle

The next grant cycle begins in Winter 2022. Note that not all grant focus areas will be open every year. Applications will only be considered for currently available grants. 

Raising Up Gospel Leaders

Evangelism Training for Ministry Professionals

Grants designed to equip leaders who are called to vocational ministry and desire to lead witnessing congregations and organizations. These grants range from one to three years and address training across a wide spectrum of leader designations. . up to endowment funded positions at Wesleyan-tradition seminaries or other leader training programs that expose students to a Wesleyan understanding of evangelism and discipleship. Endowed grants are available by invitation only.

Meet the E. Stanley Jones Professors of Evangelism

Harry Denman Doctoral Fellowships

Fellowships granted for 1-4 academic years to support students completing a PhD, Th.D., or equivalent in evangelism or related discipline. Fellows are equipped and encouraged to then teach in Wesleyan-tradition schools of theology or institutions of higher education. Applications for fellowships are processed through our partners at A Foundation for Theological Education and are due each January.

Equipping the Local Church

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Evangelism Training for Local Church Leaders

Grants supporting local, regional or denominational initiatives focused on evangelism in the Wesleyan tradition. Preference is given to events that encourage teams of pastors and laity attending together for a holistic approach in the local church.

Harry Denman Evangelism Awards for Clergy

The Harry Denman Evangelism Awards are given annually across the nation to recognize clergy who empower their church and equip disciples to share Good News of Jesus Christ in Word, Sign, and Deed.

Nominate Clergy for this award

Engaging the Ministry of the Laity

Training Lay Persons to Share Their Faith and Invite Others

Methodism and the Wesleyan tradition became a movement because everyone participated in sharing the Good News. These grants support efforts to equip the laity to become comfortable with telling others about their personal faith in their daily lives or as they are in mission situations, inviting others to join them to live as transformed followers of Jesus Christ.

Harry Denman Evangelism Awards for Clergy

The Harry Denman Evangelism Awards are given annually across the nation to recognize laity and youth who empower their church and equip disciples to share Good News of Jesus Christ in Word, Sign, and Deed.

Nominate Laity or Youth for this award