RISEM Local Church Resources


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Preachers' Aid Society within our Conference has established a representative on each district. The attached flyer introduces Jon Almond as the RISEM representative and outlines what he will do for local churches if they wish.There is no cost to local churches for this resource. Preachers' Aid picks up honorarium and expenses of its reps.  



  • Equitable  Compensation

The deadline for submitting applications for Equitable Compensation Grants is November 15. This reminder is for those congregations considering applying for the first time AND those congregations that have previously received grants. If you wish to receive a grant and fit the criteria outlined in the ECC guidelines, you must submit a new application. Please refer to the grant application booklet on the Conference web page (under Business & Finance, click on Form Finder and search for “Equitable” or click the specific links below) for the steps you must take to secure your grant. Should you have any questions or need clarification about the process, please contact your District Superintendent or any member of the Commission.

 Equitable Compensation Grant Application Booklet

  •  Mission Share Relief:

Mission Share Review Churches interested in applying for Mission Share Relief should begin the process now.  Applications should be returned to the District Superintendent for review and approval by November 20th.  Decisions will be made by March 1. 

Click here for application.


  • NEAC Trustees Grant/Loan Program

Click here for Application



  •  Rethink Church Outreach Resources
  1. LOW-COST DIRECT MAIL: Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for local churches to participate in a low-cost direct mail campaign for Back to School. Churches can place their orders HERE. Order deadline is Sept. 1.
  2. FREE DOORHANGERS: We have free customized door hangers (1 pkg. of 100 per church) available HERE. This offer is available until Dec. 1.
  3. FREE CUSTOMIZED TV SPOTS: Churches can also order free customized digital copies of our brand new “Church Can Happen Anywhere” TV spots HERE.
  4. FREE WORSHIP RESOURCES: A Sermon Starter, Bulletin Cover, Invitation Cards, Worship Slides and Social Media Items have been developed to match the new “Church Can Happen Anywhere” campaign. Download all items from the United Methodist Communications store for FREE HERE!

To learn more about all of our outreach resources, please visit us at http://www.umcom.org/rethink-church/outreach-resources.

The Rethink Church Grants Team,   Wanda Jackson, Project Coordinator

P:    877-281-6535 toll free       E: rethinkchurchgrants@umcom.org

W:  www.umcom.org/rethinkchurchevents