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 […]

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 […]

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.” […]

From discernment to generosity

By Lizbeth Johnson How can we be generous in multiple ways with our financial resources? When St. John Lutheran Church in New Ulm, Texas needed new hymnals, Ben Marek was drawn to meet the need. He and his brother decided to purchase the hymnals themselves. He included a tribute to his wife with a marker […]