Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Pathways for Discipleship Grants

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.

Grants are awarded in three keys areas of ministry. The key areas are:



Children and 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 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. Ministry grants help make disciples of Jesus Christ, for the transformation of the world.


Leadership Education Fund:

This pathway fund provides support for education and leadership development of clergy and lay leaders. This fund may also assist in providing trainings for a church, network, or regional gathering.

Apply for a Grant

2020 grant applications are due by September 1, 2020.