Individuals who would like to make a financial offering to support the synod’s ministries are invited to do so through the annual fund. It supports the synod’s operating budget.
Congregations share their generosity through “mission support” which makes possible both synodical and churchwide ministries.
This visual depicts the synod’s “5 Channels of Generosity.” We give thanks to the generous people and congregations of this synod who participate in the movement of the Holy Spirit in a multitude of ways! For more about the 5 channels of generosity, click here for a video or download the image here.
Mission support makes ministry possible! It refers to the dollars shared by congregations in support of the ministries of the synod and churchwide expressions of our denomination. Learn about it in this video.
ELCA congregations gave $1.8 billion in regular offerings last year. Where does it go? This video shares how your congregational offerings support the ministries of the ELCA and the church around the world.
Tharan Leopold is our synod’s Gifts Officer & Endowment Specialist. He works with individuals and congregations, assisting with planned giving and congregational endowments. Contact him at Tharan.Leopold@elca.org.