Once again your support of the Mission Endowment Fund (Fund) has provided scholarships for students preparing for professional leadership roles in the church. A total of $15,000 was awarded to the Texas- Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod for distribution to students enrolled in either a Master of Divinity degree program or a Theological Education for Emerging Ministries program. The goal of the Fund is to eventually cover the full gap between other sources of financing and the actual total cost for tuition, books, room and board for each of our Synod’s candidates who apply for assistance. This $15,000 grant was made possible by the generous gift from Park Place Lutheran Church.
$7,500 in grants was awarded to the Synod’s Campus Ministry Team which in turn supports campus ministry in the Brazos Valley (Blinn and A&M), the Houston area (University of Houston, Rice University, and the Texas Medical Center), and Baton Rouge (Louisiana State University).
New congregations and mission development received a grant of $8,829.00. This will be distributed across several new sites under the direction and guidance of the synod’s Director for Evangelical Mission.
In addition to awarding grants, the Fund set aside $10,575 to support the synod’s Director for Planned Giving.
If you are interested in making a gift to support these ministries, please contact the synod office, 281-873-5665.