UMRA Ignite!

Rural churches face new opportunities as well as continued challenges. While we are more connected than ever before rural communities face declining populations that often translates to loss of members in rural churches.

The Ignite! Initiative is seeking gifts to:

  • support new programs including online Webinars and podcasts that train and support rural ministry leaders,
  • provide scholarships that send rural ministry leaders to trainings, consultations and conferences,
  • connect rural ministry leaders closer to one-another, and closer to ideas that mutually support their ministries, and
  • offer "Seed Plant" grants for new Program Development to strengthen nurture, outreach and/or witness ministries in rural communities. 

“In support of the Connectional Church,  the West Ohio Conference Council on Development is providing support for the United Methodist Rural Advocates Ignite Campaign by processing their gifts and acknowledgements.”


Ways to Give

  1. Complete the form below to make an immediate gift via credit card, checking or savings account.
  2. Call the Council on Development at 614-844-6200 and make a gift over the phone.
  3. Mail your gift with a check made payable to Council on Development to: (please mark the memo line on your check with UMRA Ignite)

The West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church
Attn: Ignite! Initiative
32 Wesley Boulevard
Worthington, Ohio 43085

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