Capitol Area Community Ministries

Capitol Area Community Ministries is the mission arm of the Capitol Area North and Capitol Area South Districts.

Community Ministries is coordinating regional meetings to network churches to work together developing new ministries.  Contact Rev. Karen Cook to learn about how your church can work to identify new ministries in your community, kcook [at], 614-222-0602.

The mission of United Methodist Community Ministries is to assist congregations in doing ministry with and in the community where God has called them. We serve nine counties of central Ohio, including Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Logan, Madison, Marion, Pickaway, and Union county.

Our goal is that every congregation becomes involved in life-changing, risk-taking service for the transformation of the world, starting with our own local communities. To that end we offer training, hand-on opportunities, and Local Outreach Grants and Partnership facilitation.


United Methodist Community Ministries is pleased to announce that it’s 2018 Local Church Grant application will be available August 1, 2017.  Your apportionment dollars to UMCM have made it possible for us to make $78,700 available for grants across the CAN and CAS Districts.  We are looking to fund ministries that are creative and innovative to reach new disciples for Jesus Christ.  The deadline for submission is October 3, 2017.  Funding limit per church will be $5,000 and will be renewable for 2 years.  In addition, we still have funding available for “Micro Grants”, it’s a simple one-page application that can be used as startup money for a new ministry or emergency funding for existing ministries. For more information, visit

2018 Grant Information


$243,651  in Grants Distributed in 2015!

We are so blessed and thankful for the continued support for Capitol Area Community Ministries Missional Giving by the churches in the Capitol Area North and South Districts.   We wanted you to see the measure of your giving and the ministries that your giving has impacted!   A total of $243,651 was awarded to over 80 ministries!  See them all here