Q: How do I request funding when I have a ministry or mission idea?
A: New ideas originate in the local church and should begin as a micro-project involving neighboring churches or compass groups. Design a small test project that involves multiple people, multiple churches and your District Superintendent. Ask if you can raise these funds locally. If not, ask if the District has some funding available. Each District receives limited apportioned dollars for new projects.
Q: When does District funding become Conference funding?
A: As a pilot project succeeds and grows, District or Conference funding can help fund growth that multiplies an already successful outcome for other or broader settings. The most important resources our connection provides are the coaching conversations and shared learning that happen when Conference and District staff and committees work with local communities and churches. Conference funding no longer provides speculative or venture grants. Conference funding results from the conversations and learnings that are ongoing. To receive Conference funding, your ministry or mission idea needs to involve District or Conference Boards or Committees. CCOM staff and District Superintendents are good points of initial contact.
Q: How can I support ministries and missions?
A: The most important level of support is personal involvement as a volunteer and prayer partner. Financial support begins with paying Conference and District apportionments at 100%. Apportionments provide both the funding for administrative/leadership networks and funding directly to the ministries and missions. Administrative funding is apportionment Fund 2. Ministries and Missions funding is apportionment Fund 1. District funding is a combination of apportionment Fund 4 and part of apportionment Fund 1. The apportionment budget is found in The 2018 Journal on page 3-48.
The second level of support is through donor directed giving to a specific Conference Advance project number. This giving can be paid to the local church then forwarded by the treasurer on the bottom of the Conference remittance form. A list of conference recommended Advance Special Projects is found in the Journal on page 3-20 or here.
Q: How can I request recognition/renewal as an Advance Special?
A: The Board of Missions-Mission Awareness Committee reviews Advance Special applications. Download and complete the following form, have it reviewed by your District Superintendent or Conference Committee, and return it to East Ohio Conference CCOM. Applications to renew an Advance Special Project must be received in the CCOM office by January 15.
Q: How can I request Ministries and Missions Apportionment Funding?
A: Apportionment funding is processed based on the CCOM budget timeline below. Application forms must be received by each District or Conference Board based on their meeting schedule in February. Apportioned funds are prioritized based on alignment with the Conference Mission and Vision Strategy.
Q: How do I support national and worldwide missions?
A: Global Ministries reviews and authorizes General Advance projects. These can include projects in Ohio or missionaries from East Ohio serving under the supervision of Global Ministries. Local church treasurers forward funds to the Conference Treasurer on the remittance form by indicating the Advance number assigned by Global Ministries. The Conference Treasurer then forwards fund to Global Ministries.
The East Ohio Conference Office:
located in North Canton, OH.
near the Akron-Canton airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW ·
North Canton, OH 44720
Toll Free: 800-831-3972
Fax: 330 499-3279
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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