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Ministry Discipleship Fund

What is the Ministry Discipleship Fund?


The Ministry Discipleship Fund (MDF) is established as a way to promote new ministry initiavites at 3rd CRC. The MDF accomplishes this by designating funds for the development and expansion of the ministries of the church, as well its member’s ministry efforts in the greater Kalamazoo community and beyond. The MDF is meant to fund ministry initiatives that fall outside of the yearly budget and represent new oppurtunities to share the love of Christ in word or deed.


Who is Eligible to Recieve MDF Funds?


Members of 3rd CRC are invited to apply for MDF funds to help facilitate ministry projects. These ministries projects may include:

  • Worship, including promotion and encouragement of the arts in public worship and community outreach.
  • Benevolent activities. 
  • Faith nurture, including educational programs for youth and members of the community.
  • Outreach, including mission projects and other community activities in which Third church is significantly involved.
  • Such other activities as the Council of Third Church may designate.


How do I Apply for MDF Funds?


To begin the grant request process, download the application here. Email completed applications to