GMC Grant Matching

From the Asbury Theological Seminary MOU to the Global Methodist Church; “Asbury Theological Seminary agrees to provide $5,000, $10,000, and $20,000 renewable, dollar-for-dollar, matching grants to graduates of Asbury Seminary who are involved in planting a new congregation of the Global Methodist Church.” Read below for requirements and the Grant Matching Program Application.

The Asbury Center for Church Multiplication is excited to partner with church planters who are engaging in new, innovative approaches to church planting in the 21st century. Each year, we will select qualified church planters to be a part of the Asbury CCM Grant Matching Program. The Asbury CCM Grant Matching Program provides matching funds to existing church plants that are already receiving funds from their network or denomination. Selected applicants may receive up to $20,000 in matching funds.


The Asbury Grant Matching Fellowship is a 1 year program designed to mobilize church planters to make disciples and multiply churches. Each year we select *5 church planters from applicants all across North America.

Selected church planters will:

  • Receive up to $20,000.00 in grant funding (depending on matched amount)
  • Join a cohort with other church planters in the fellowship from diverse contexts
  • Participate in regular coaching calls with a veteran Asbury church planting coach

(Domestic USA and Asbury Seminary Alumni Only)

Application Deadline June 1st, 2023

Please Submit (Along with your Application form Below) a Document including this information:

  1. Strategic Plan Document/Case Statement (Word Doc or PDF) – (See Strategic Planning Guide)
  2.  Describe your call to ministry/church planting
  3. Vision/mission of church plant
  4. (Location) Context description of where you wish to plant
  5. Progress since launch of church plant (or launch timeline if not launched)
  6. Complete the Multiplication Assessment Guide
  7. Description of Church Planting Model – (See Church Planting Model Guide)
  8. Leadership/leadership structure 
  9. Current Budget + Projected Budget – (See Church Budget Guide)

*It is preferred that you submit, along with your application form (below), one single Word Doc or PDF Doc including the above materials.


Upon Selection

  • Interview via Zoom with a member of the CCM team
  • Sign Covenant which outlines:
    • Every 3 months financial report, progress essay, and impact self-assessment
    • Expectations for Coaching Cohorts (Attendance, etc)
    • Asbury Seminary Ethos Statement

GMC Grant Matching Application

  • Asbury CCM Grant Matching Program

    Thank you for your interest in the Asbury CCM Grant Matching Program! Please note that this form will NOT save if you close the window.
  • Personal Cell or Church
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Grants are Only Available to Churches that have already launched
  • (Members and/or regular attenders)
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Grant Matching Applicants Must be Asbury Seminary Alumni
  • From your current sponsoring organization
  • Required Documents

    Please See Above Description for the Required Application Documents.
  • Drop files here or
    Max. file size: 128 MB.
      Upload your responses here to complete the application now or email your essays to church.planting@asburyseminary.edu at a later time. If you choose to email the responses later, be sure to save the prompts for future reference.
    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

    Receive the latest church planting resources and opportunities