Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Pathways for Discipleship Grant

The Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation Board of Trustees approved to strengthen the Foundation’s mission of supporting the ministries of the Great Plains Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church through the development of the Pathways for Discipleship Funds. 

“I am excited about the creative ministry our Board of Trustees did to offer a clear direction naming these four different pathways for discipleship,” Alan D. Herndon, former President and CEO of the Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation, said. “It will continue the rich history of the Foundation being a partner in ministry connecting United Methodists with causes that matter to our local church’s mission.” 

The Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation provides support to advance the ministries of the United Methodist Church throughout the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Pathways for Discipleship Funds of the Foundation provides United Methodist Churches, individuals and families with the opportunity to support areas which reflect their personal interests and values. In addition to named funds that would memorialize individuals and families, gifts to these Pathways for Discipleship Funds may be restricted within these fund purposes or, with approval, may target selected purposes within a general fund.

The gifts of generosity are a marvelous way of exercising one’s faith in order to expand God’s kingdom. The Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation continues to expand its programs to assist United Methodists in making a lasting contribution to the ministries of the Church. If you would like to make a difference within one of these Pathways for Discipleship Funds, click "give" for an online donation, send a check to the Foundation Office, or contact the Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation about other ways to give.

The 2019 grant application is closed. Please check back for the 2020 Grant Application. 

Leadership Education Fund

This pathway fund provides support to students for their seminary education and continuing education training for clergy and laity serving local congregations. This fund may assist leadership development programs or local church laity to strengthen their knowledge and service of the church as a whole.

Children/Youth Program Fund

This pathway fund provides support for all aspects of programming for children,  youth and young adult ministries. The endowment fund assists with the developing of new, unique programs to attract children, youth  and young adults to the church through local church, district, campus ministry or conference experiences. This fund may assist camping and campus ministry leadership development or training.

Ministry and Outreach Grant Fund

This pathway fund provides ministry grants for local churches that will expand the missional outreach of the United Methodist Church. These grants will be for programing, outreach ministry requests, mission trips.  NOT FOR BRICK AND MORTAR REQUESTS.

Foundation Sustaining the Witness Fund

This pathway fund supports the efforts of the Foundation to continue and expand its services. It provides funding for expanding services and programs which implement the vision of the Foundation, including  facilities, staffing, and leadership development.