Is your congregation looking for ways to fund its most creative ministry ideas? It’s time to apply for support from the Synod Endowment Fund.
Creative Ministry Grants allow congregations to try new ministries. Grants can be applied to any number of projects, and are typically for $500 to $1,000. The money may not offset staffing costs.
Last year 7 congregations received Creative Ministry Grants. Applications came from all regions of the synod, from congregations of all sizes, targeted ministries reaching out to youth and children or the poor, the larger community or the body of believers.
Applications for the Creative Ministry Grant are available for download below. Applications are due by March 1st. If you receive a grant, we will notify you by March 25th. We will be lifting up this year’s Creative Ministry Grants at the Synod Assembly.
Maybe your congregation faces other financial needs. The Endowment Board also makes recommendations throughout the year regarding the synod’s Mission Loan Fund. These projects are frequently, though not necessarily, for capital improvements.
More information about loans is available by contacting us. We want to provide financial support for your ministries, and we are waiting to hear from you.
The funds that we distribute are the result of gifts made by individuals and congregations specifically for this purpose. If your congregation as a whole or anyone you know wants to provide for a legacy of creative ministry, we would love to talk. Please contact us.
In Christ’s service,
Your Synod Endowment Board
Grieg Anderson, Bishop David Brauer-Rieke, Rev. John Maas, Carol Law, Mary Beth Wilson
John Thom, Endowment Board of Trustees Chair