Long after the dust settles and the media headlines change, Lutheran Disaster Response is known for providing ongoing, long-term assistance to those affected by distasters in the U.S. and around the world.
To provide support to all qualified students preparing for ordained or rostered lay ministry through one of the eight ELCA seminaires. Since 2000, the Fund for Leaders has awarded approximately 700 full and partial tuition scholarships totaling over $5.9 million in tuition assistance.
Every congregation is in a mission field, but many need resources to share the good news. Help congregations with renewal efforts that assist in reaching, inviting, and serving their neighbors in new and effective ways.
A multi-approach to the scandal of poverty in a wealthy nation. This work is grounded in God's unflagging commitment to people who are poor and oppressed, articulated by the prophets and embodied in the life of Jesus.
The Mission Investment Fund and its predecessors have been financing church related building projects and land purchases for nearly 100 years. Nearly 800 loans totalling more than $475 million are at work today in the ELCA ministries throughout the United States, Puerto Rice and the Virgin Islands.
Retireed leaders of this church often face financial hardship. The Special NeedsRetirement fund helps provide additional income to eligible retired leaders and their spouses to pay for food and housing.
Significant ministries are being carried out on behalf of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America through the service of almost 900 active leaders who are called to serve as associates in ministry, deaconesses, and diaconal ministers.