New Places for New People Grant

New Places for New People are forms of church for our changing culture, established primarily for the benefit of those who are not yet part of any church. Each New Place for New People is unique, and designed for a particular context. They can be rural or suburban, in public spaces, housing projects or college dormitories. Some are aimed at specific people. Most are led by lay people. All of them are designed to consider the context of a particular community, to disciple people into a deeper faith in Christ, and to be the church in new ways. 

New Places for New People Grants apply to congregations that seek to:

• support the establishment of a new faith community
• extend the reach of an established faith community
• expand a ministry to reach a new population or location.

The maximum amount for this grant is $1,000. Each church can receive only one of these grants for each project.

If you have questions about whether your project qualifies for this grant, please contact the Office of Congregational Development and Transformation at or 225-346-1646

*First Name
*Last Name
*Church Name

Which UMC Entity will be connected to?

Baton Rouge
Lake Charles
New Orleans
*Grant Amount Requested
*Attended New Places for New People Training
No. I did not attend
*Describe your church and targeted population you are trying to reach
*Describe your vision for this New Place for New People

Please include the following:

  • Who are the new people you are targeting
  • When and where you will gather
  • Your discipleship plan

Please provide specific information about what these gatherings will look like.

Describe how you will use the grant money (if applicable)
*How are you going to sustain this New Place for New People
*How do you plan to evaluate success?
*Project Budget

The budget must include the following:

  • Anticipated sources of income (ex: this grant, other grant names, local church support, community support, other)

  • Anticipated expenditures (ex: supplies, curriculum, food, software, salaries/wages, other)

  • Total anticipated income and expenditures

Attach file pdf, doc(x), xls(x), jpg/gif/png, ppt - up to 25 MB

*Project Timeline

Attach file pdf, doc(x), xls(x), jpg/gif/png, ppt - up to 25 MB

I have informed my Pastor and received approval.
*Supervising Clergy Name
*Clergy Email
*I will participate in New Places for New People Cohort Meetings

January 25 - Orientation Meeting

February - April on the 3rd Tuesday Zoom meetings

*I/we will submit an end-of-project/end-of-year project assessment, including a closing budget accounting
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