Sharing the Gospel through Lutheran Churches and Organizations
...by Supporting Ministry Leaders
We help ensure that those called into rostered pastoral leadership or lay congregational leadership within our geographic service area are able to access the education, training, and support needed to be effective in their roles. In particular, we seek to support:
Seminary Education: To encourage strong pastoral church leaders who are capable of increasing church involvement by inspiring Bible study, creating small group ministries and initiating other methods to advance the Church at the parish level. Learn about the Foundation's Seminary Student Aid Program.
Pastoral Development: To strengthen and grow Lutheran congregations by providing opportunities for pastors to cultivate and refresh their leadership skills. Learn about the Foundation's Pastoral Leadership Development Grant Program.
Lay Leader Development: To identify and encourage lay leaders that they may act as Christ's eyes, ears, and hands in the church, community, and world.
...by Supporting Focused Ministries
We help impact the faith formation and spiritual development of those in specific groups that are particularly vulnerable to societal and cultural pressures, namely:
Marriage and Family Ministry: To support effective faith-based family and marriage ministries in Lutheran congregations.
Youth and Young Adult Ministry: To equip and support congregations or ministries where youth and young adults are intentionally the primary focus of faith formation. We strive to enable these programs to build the leaders of the Church of the future.
...by Supporting Evangelism
We help advance ministries that spread the Good News of Jesus Christ, with particular focus on meeting the needs of new and innovative congregations. In particular, we seek to support:
Innovative Evangelism: To provide innovative and effective approaches for evangellism, engagement, and communication to connect faith followers and seekers.
New Church Plantings: To seek robust startup and continued development of new Lutheran congregations in Wisconsin.
Priority is given to organizations whose approach is unique or who collaborate with others.