The November 10 webinar covers planned giving. While a significant wealth transfer occurs (and will occur) in our country as our eldest generation passes, many congregations and ministries remain unprepared to promote planned giving options among their members. Only 5% of people leave a charitable bequest even though nearly a third of people would if asked or invited to consider one. Through this webinar, you will learn key concepts and create an actionable plan for your congregation or ministry.


Check out a full list of Generosity Outreach Webinars. These single-session webinars are designed to help lay and clergy leaders discuss and address giving in different contexts. Unlike some previous opportunities, these are standalone sessions, not a series of webinars. Engage with each one as you like. Simply click the links in the accompanying document to sign up for these free webinars. The August session will be Annual Campaigns 101.



Extravagant Generosity Videos. This series of videos form the UCC Generosity Outreach Officer, Rev. Andrew Warner, are like a video how-to journey for discussing generosity in your space.

Be inspired by these stories of ministry and mission made possible by our 2020 Heartland Conference Make a Difference Grants.

There are a variety of local, regional and national grants and loans that support seminary and continuing education, new and existing ministries, and a host of other programs.

Make a Difference Grants (2021 application deadline is November 1, click here for the application)

The purposes for the Make a Difference grants are to assist with networking, capacity building, and ministry enhancement of United Church of Christ congregations in the Heartland Conference.  Special attention may be given to implementation of the 2017-2019 Three Great Loves initiative of the United Church of Christ. Requests may include grants to fund leadership development, congregational ministries, and community outreach ministries.

Seminary Scholarships & Grants

Heartland Conference Ministerial Aid Scholarships (new application window opening soon, check back for online application form)

UCC Ministry Education Scholarships

The Fund for Theological Education

Leadership Development Scholarships

Leadership Development Scholarships help to support United Church of Christ undergraduate students, future seminary professors, African American laywomen, and gifted persons with disabilities, among others.

UCC National Program and Outreach Grants

A wide range of grants to support innovative, entrepreneurial, and empowering ministries and programs are available from the national setting of the United Church of Christ.  Their descriptions and application links may be found by clicking here.

Building Loans & Support

The Cornerstone Fund

Church Building & Loan Fund

New Church/Ministry Funding

New & Renewing Church Funds