congregation Resources / Grants
The Minnesota South District welcomes grant applications for campus ministry and deaf ministry programs and activities. Applications are considered quarterly by the District's Missions Committee. Questions about how to apply should be sent to Dr. William Utech.
Examples of previously-funded grants:
Hosanna, Mankato; closed-captioning software and an American Sign Language interpreter
University Lutheran Chapel, Minneapolis; campus evangelist
River of Life, St. Peter; expanded worship space
Mission Formation Grants
Grants are available for congregations to attend conferences and events that promote congregations aligning themselves with God's mission. Examples of past grants include support to attend Best Practices in Ministry, The LCMS Rural/Small-Town Ministry Conference, and The LCMS Connect to Disciple workshop. Contact Dr. Phil Johnson for more information about these grants.
Christian Education Grants
Grants are available through To All Generations dollars. Visit the TAG page for more information about these grant dollars.
Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) Grants
For 2019, the LCEF Kaleidoscope Fund grant is focusing on Lutheran elementary education. LCEF invites LCMS K-8 schools to dream about programs and projects that could improve and expand the reach and impact of their schools—through faculty enrichment, curriculum development, facility improvements, and endowment creation.
The 2019 Kaleidoscope Fund grant application process is open April 1 - May 31. Eligibility for the 2019 grants is limited to LCMS K-8 elementary schools (RSO schools are not eligible). Grant funds will be awarded in a range of $15,000 - $75,000.
More information, including application materials, is available on the LCEF website.