The Gateway Board for Mission and Growth of the United Methodist Church provides ministry grants to strengthen the growth, mission and ministry of United Methodist Churches within the Gateway Central and Gateway Regional Districts of the Missouri Annual Conference. Its mission and purpose is to support existing churches within these districts by providing funding for new and expanded outreach and mission ministries.


In addition, the Board strives to serve as a resource for churches by demonstrating best practices, providing consultation on resource consolidation when requested, and developing learning opportunities for the Gateway Districts in consultation with the district superintendents. In the near future, the board plans to develop an electronic venue highlighting the work and ministry of the Board, and the ministry successes of grant recipients.