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Sharing resources for new church buildings

JoinHands is our program for giving and grantmaking. Through our JoinHands Mennonite Church Building Program, we provide grants to help new congregations acquire their first church building. Mennonite Men has given over 2 million dollars to new congregations for this purpose.

We invite individuals and congregations to give to JoinHands. We especially ask churches pursuing building projects to give as a way of sharing resources and serving "fair balance" with congregations in need.  

Paul wrote in his appeal to churches,"I do not mean that there should be relief for others and pressure on you, but it is a question of a fair balance between your present abundance and their need, so that their abundance may be for your need, in order that there may be a fair balance (2 Corinthians 8:13-15)."

Help us accomplish this fair balance. We can extend grants only as donors give to this program.

Support JoinHands

Send a Check

Apply for a Grant online

Download Application

Submit Report Online

 Riverton Fellowship Donation

When the Mennonite Church Manitoba congregation, Riverton Fellowship Circle, decided to close this summer, they decided to "pay it forward," giving $30,000 which they had received to build their building, back to JoinHands so another congregation can be helped.

 Building Places of Faith


 Recent Grant Recipients/DispForm.aspx?ID=82African Community Church of LancasterAtlantic Coast Conference Recipients/DispForm.aspx?ID=84Unity Church of God Recipients/DispForm.aspx?ID=81Calgary Chin Christian ChurchMC Canada Recipients/DispForm.aspx?ID=80Centro de AlabanzaFranconia Mennonite Conference

 Pending Grant Recipients/DispForm.aspx?ID=83Mission Anabaptist ChurchHakha, Chin State, Myanmar

 Past Recipients

See our Grant Recipients List for churches who have received JoinHands assistance.


‚ÄčBefore pursuing a grant, understand the Guidelines for Considering JoinHands Grants and Process for Applying for JoinHands GrantsFor those who already received a JoinHands grant, you may download your yearly report form here, or click the button above to fill it out online.

 Serve With Other Organizations

‚ÄčAlong with giving, we invite serving.  Mennonite Men has a relationship with Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) to serve in clean up or building projects.  Consider supporting the needs of MDS or service opportunities with Mennonite Mission Network and Mennonite Central Committee.