Join the Northwestern Ohio Synod in funding the mission, as we seek to raise $100,000!  

Imagining Renewal Microgrants recognize the needs of their community and empower lay and rostered leaders to respond with creativity and passion. Folks across the synod apply for small amounts of money to do something new to renew their community. Local coaches encourage and develop the ideas along with applicants and see them through their project.

We are convinced that across Northwestern Ohio are faithful people who have big dreams of how to serve their community, they just need a little seed money to get started. In three years the microgrants have awarded more than $140,000 to over 95 projects that have made a difference in communities across Northwestern Ohio.

We need your help to continue this important ministry. As 2023 comes to a close, our Year End Ask will be focused on making the next round of microgrants possible. Would you and your congregation consider joining us in giving toward the growing impact of this ministry? Together we are working to raise $100,000 to fund microgrants. Your donation will impact communities across Northwestern Ohio, inspiring leaders who have dreams for their communities and long to join what God is already up to in the world. This Year End Ask will begin October 1 and will extend through the end of the year.

Stories of Microgrants Impacting Their Communities

Heather Hawn – Hike and Seek

Deacon Heather Smith, has been exploring how to bring faith out of the church building and into God’s creation. During the most intense peaks of the pandemic, Deacons Heather and Blaire Smith were...

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Good Hope, Bucyrus – Marriage Prep

Good Hope in Bucyrus has focused on “sharpening the axe” in creating and working on great marriage relationships keeping all our focus on being Christ-centered! Pastor Tanyce realized that with...

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Jacinda Jones – Campground Ministry

Jacinda Jones of Trinity, Arcadia, was a student in Pastor Will Stenke’s Diakonia class on Proclamation when she began to dream of a way to engage her community in a new way. For her final project,...

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