2020 Ministry Shares can be found by clicking this link: https://northernskies.michiganumc.org/2020-ministry-shares/
When the Michigan Conference was officially recognized in January of 2019, the term "apportionments" was replaced with Ministry Shares.
Church Grants and Loans
The Emerging Ministries Grant provides seed money for new ministries which will be on going (as opposed to one-time) projects. An Emerging Ministries Project can receive support for up to three years. Possible uses might include program and or material resources, staff funding, administrative expenses. Maximum grant available per project shall be $1500. This grant is funded through the Northern Skies District Conference. Download a grant application.
Creative Ministry Grants provide incentive to encourage new creative ministries of outreach and program development which might otherwise not be possible because of local budgetary consideration. This grant is funded by the Northern Skies District Conference. Download a grant application.
Loans from District BOM: One of the functions of the Northern Skies District Board of Missions and Church Extension is “to operate as a lending agency for the financing of church property” (By-laws: article III, section 3). Presently the board has a maximum loan request cap of $20,000. The board wants to be in ministry to all United Methodist churches in the Northern Skies District and to help meet needs and emergencies. Download a loan application.
Church Conference Forms
2019 Church Conference dates, in formation, and forms will be posted in mid-summer. Please check back.