Sustaining the United Methodist Witness

Pathways for Discipleship Grant Application Now Available

Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation Pathways for Discipleship grant applications now available

Through generous gifts, the Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation is excited to announce the Pathways for Discipleship grant application is now available online. Applications will also be available at Annual Conference to help change lives across Kansas. Churches are invited to apply for a one-time matching grant of up to $1,000. Applications are due to the Foundation by September 1, 2019. 

“I am excited the Foundation is offering these grants to be a catalyst to change lives across the connection,” Dustin Petz, President and CEO of the Foundation, said. “The vision of these Pathways for Discipleship is to help churches have the resources needed to do the ministries God is calling them to do. We believe we will help make disciples, launch new programs, and transform communities.”

The grants are from the Pathways for Discipleship funds at the Foundation. Grants will provide matching funds for new money raised to support three key areas in the church.

The first area is ministry and outreach grants to expand the missional outreach of the church through programing, outreach ministries and mission’s trips. Brick and mortar requests will not be accepted.

Secondly, grants will be provided for children and youth programs. The grant can be used for all aspects of programming from children to young adults.

Lastly, the leadership education grants help support continuing education for clergy and laity serving local congregations. The grants may also assist in leadership development programs or local church laity to strengthen their knowledge and service of the church as a whole.

Only one ministry/program grant application per church will be accepted. If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation at 620-664-9623 or email

If you would like to give now or in your estate to make a lasting difference across our connections through the Pathways for Discipleship funds, we would love to partner with you.


Pathways for Discipleship Grant Application