What is Mission Support?
Mission Support is the money you place in the offering plate that is then shared with your synod and the churchwide organization for ELCA ministries beyond your congregation. Mission Support is undesignated giving and it provides the staff, networks, and relationships that enable the ELCA to carry out God’s work in this country and throughout the world.
2013 mission support intent
What is your plan for mission support in fiscal year 2013 (February 1, 2013 – January 31, 2014)? Please let us know by filling out this form and mailing it back to us.
Working Together as the ELCA
When we work together as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we are doing God’s work in ways that no individual or none of the 10,549 congregations can do alone. By sharing our time, talents, and possessions generously, God’s Spirit inspires others to give generously! Your Mission Support dollars support the whole church, including:
From Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson
The ELCA – including more than 10,000 congregations, 65 synods, and the churchwide organization – is a church that is on the move. We, the members of this church, are the hands and feet of God:
Mission Support provides the staff, networks, and relationships that enable the ELCA to carry out God’s work in this country and throughout the world:
Even in difficult times, we remember the abundance God has so freely shared with us. “And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.” (2 Corinthians 9: 8) There’s more than enough good work to be done – people to feed, homes to be built, faith to be nurtured, and lives to be transformed. And God has entrusted this work to our hands – our human hands. What a gift, and what an opportunity!