Mission Endowment Fund
In 2010 Christ Lutheran Foundation, Brenham, TX and 22 members of the synod contributed $71,868. Thank you, thank you for your support. These gifts bring the permanent fund to $1,985,000 of which the Park Place Lutheran Church fund is $1,036,000.
Grants in 2010 were awarded among the Mission Endowment Fund’s four objectives as shown below:
– Develop leadership through seminary scholarships for synod members, $30,000
– Support new congregation development, $ 2,000
– Support campus ministry by funding college chaplaincy programs, $29,293
– Respond to new ministry opportunities —-
One of the synod’s newest ministries is the Campus Ministry program for the Brazos Valley, which includes Texas A&M, Blinn College in Bryan, and Blinn College in Brenham. The director is Pastor Mindy Roll who started in early September. She has this new ministry off and running.
The Mission Endowment Fund is pleased to be a sponsor and to have contributed $17,293 to help this ministry get started.