Live On by the numbers

$2,790,711: Value of funds invested in ELCA Foundation Pooled Trust A at June 30, 2017. $889,151: Grants awarded since inception of the Gulf Coast Synod endowment in 1999. 49: Candidates for rostered leadership (pastors and deacons) who have received financial aid from the Synod’s endowment. SIX: Colleges served by the Synod’s Lutheran Campus Ministries— Rice […]

A reflection on seminary experience

By Jonathan Mollenkopf M.Div. student, Luther Seminary This summer I took two fantastic classes and enjoyed life-changing fellowship on the campus of Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. As a Distributed Learning (DL) student, it has been refreshing how much community we share. Even though we are only together for brief stays on the campus, […]

Join the movement for Live On September

Supporting Live On—the Gulf Coast Synod endowment—will help ensure that the church thrives in the future with faithful pastors, young leaders, new congregations and innovative ministries. Join Live On September to raise awareness and increase resources for our critical mission. Here’s some ways you can help: Plan a Sunday collection for Live On. Invite a […]

Board approves grants for seminarians, campus ministry and new starts

The Live On board approved financial aid for eight clergy candidates and increased funding for the campus ministry programs when it approved grants from the Gulf Coast Synod’s $2.7 million endowment. Live On awards grants that are aligned with established priorities—seminary scholarships, campus ministry, mission development and seed money for innovative and emerging ministry ideas. […]

Endowments and a culture of giving

As the membership of Faith Lutheran Church in Dickinson considered their stewardship, creating an endowment was the next step, said Pastor Deb Grant.  “Over the last several years, we have made steps toward good financial practices and careful stewardship; as an older congregation, trust of how money is spent and managed is a deep-seated value.” […]