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“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.”
Matthew 28:19-20

“What does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God?”
Micah 6:8

Diocesan Council recognizes that potentially excellent programs of congregational development, outreach and mission may not become a reality due to the limitation of available funds.  Therefore, Diocesan Council is beginning to provide mini-grants from the Congregational Development Fund and the St. Michael's Mission Fund to further congregational development, mission and outreach efforts. Title II, Canon 25 of the Canons of the Diocese of Western Michigan charge the Diocesan Council with responsibility to establish and administer a process whereby congregations may apply for financial assistance from the diocese. Questions about these grants? E-mail the EDWM office by clicking here now.

Disclaimer: In order to be eligible for a Congregational Growth and Development/Mission Grant a congregation must have paid its diocesan apportionment in full for the past three years, or if they have appealed for review of their Diocesan Apportionment they must have fully met the recommendations of the Apportionment Review Committee and Diocesan Council.


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St. Michael's Mission Fund

" . . . just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me." – Matthew 25:40

About St. Michael's Mission Fund
The St. Michael's Mission/Outreach Fund enables congregations to develop new ministries and extend current ministries that reach beyond the church into the surrounding community. Does your church want to start a community garden or develop a new meal program? A St. Michael's Mission Fund grant can help you acheive your goal in mission and outreach.

St. Michael's Mission Grant Application Form. (PDF, with fillable form fields)

Application needs four signatures, so please mail or fax the application to the EDWM offices (click here for contact information). Questions? Email the grants coordinator by clicking here now.


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Congregational Growth and Development Fund

Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering,
for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together… but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
” – Hebrews 10:23-2

About the Congregational Growth and Development Fund
The Congregational Growth and Development Fund enables congregations to develop new ministries that foster the spiritual and numeric growth within their church. Does your church want to develop a new website that is more hospitable to newcomers? Do you want to purchase a new program or curriculum that will deepen the spiritual life of your community? A Congregational Development Grant can help.

Congregational Growth and Development Application Form (PDF, with fillable form fields)

Application needs four signatures, so please mail or fax the application to the EDWM offices (click here for contact information). Questions? Email the grants coordinator by clicking here now.