A primary object of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League is to gather funds for mission grants, including those directly sponsored or approved by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).
LWML members, societies, zones, circuit mission councils, and synod boards and Recognized Service Organizations (RSO) of
LCMS may submit mission grant proposals.
Proposals must be submitted to the Vice President for Mission Outreach of the Michigan District LWML
The grant proposal must be submitted – postmarked -- by October 31 of the odd-numbered years.
Filling Pulpits by Providing Scholarship for Michigan Men in the Seminary - $25,000 This grant will assist men from Michigan with their tuition costs at either of our LCMS seminaries as they study to become pastors. Pastoral vacancies have increased, while at the same time tuition, books, and housing costs have likewise increased, causing financial burdens upon pastoral students.
The Luke Project 52 Mother & Baby Clinic - $25,000 This grant is to promote the health of the local population by providing free, accessible, high-quality medical care for expectant mothers and infants under 12 months of age, to provide a mobile asset to local congregations to help them reconnect with and begin to save the communities where they are. The grant sum of $25,000 will enable the Luke Project 52 Mother and Baby Clinic to purchase medical equipment (ultrasound machine, AED defibrillator, fetal monitor, etc.).
Financial Assistance for Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Food and Clothing Co-op to Purchase Food - $10,000 The Co-op provides 80-90% of the Seminary families’ food and household needs. This grant would be used to purchase perishables like fresh produce, eggs, milk, ground beef, and household items to help offset financial burdens for students’ families.
Trinity HOPE Haitian Feeding Program - $15,000 – Trinity Church in Franklin, TN will use this $15,000 to assist the Lutheran church in Haiti in spreading the Gospel to hungry children who attend the schools by meeting their physical needs by providing a daily nutrition noon meal. This grant would be sufficient to provide a noon meal for 325 hungry souls for an entire year. This grant will be assigned to one specific school.
Acts 2 Enterprise – Impacting Lives in Michigan’s Urban Communities - $25,000 - This grant will help deliver health, hope, and healing to the cities of Detroit, Flint, Pontiac, and Benton Harbor. Acts 2 Enterprise ministry is helping address the desperate need of revitalization in these cities through a Christ centered presence in areas such as: Community relationship building, computer literacy, parenting classes, health teams, sports camps/VBS, and many more.
New Beginnings for Children with Learning Needs - $25,000 – Lutheran Special Education Ministries (LSEM) has experienced in the past few years 70% increase of its reach to serve children with learning needs. Through individualized programs of service, LSEM has documented fewer children as academically at risk. However, start-up costs of interventions are significant. If this grant is approved, it would fund five new LSEM programs to address ever-increasing needs in classrooms, while still allowing children opportunity to receive Christian education.
Women Reaching Arab Women with the Gospel in Dearborn, Michigan - $25,000 – Arab women long for acceptance and friendship. This grant would help provide training for 50 Christian women from the LCMS to work along with Joy Markus, missionary with POBLO International. Joy (a Muslim convert) works with Atonement Lutheran Church in this ministry. This grant would help introduce the Christian Faith and beliefs to these Muslim women.
Scholarships for Female Students Studying to be a Deaconess or Professional Church Worker - $20,000 – This will provide $20,000 to be divided among approved Michigan applicants for their college studies for two academic years. Young women who have the talents for church work service are experiencing rising tuition and associated costs when they seek degrees in the Concordia University and Seminary system.
Lutheran Books for Missionaries Around the World (Lutheran Heritage Foundation) - $15,000 – LCMS missionaries and church partners will be provided with Lutheran books translated in the languages of the people they serve. Just as God used Philip to open the Ethiopian’s eyes to the Bible’s teachings (Acts 8:26-35), so today He uses LHF to open eyes and hearts of new Christians around the world. This grant will fund publication and distribution of over 3,000 books.
Expanding the Connecting Kids to Christ Tutoring Program - $25,000 – East Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Detroit, reaching out to inner-city communities through its tutoring program in reading, vocabulary, and math for at-risk kids, through this grant will expand population served with evangelism activities and include corporate and group prayer, Bible study, and classes for baptism and confirmation for adults and children. Click here for more information.
Support for Concordia Seminary’s International Graduate School Students - $10,000 – Because the Gospel message and Lutheranism is spreading in many nations, there is being experienced a significant shortage of well-formed Lutheran pastors. This grant would provide for theological education for capable international students who would be enabled to be trained in Concordia Seminary (St. Louis) International Graduate School, and they, in turn, could better train leaders in their home countries.
MOST Ministries Eyeglass Edger – $22,050 – This grant would enable MOST Ministries to purchase a certified pre-owned Eyeglass Edger and provide funds for current equipment repairs, allowing MOST to continue to prepare additional eyeglasses with prescription strengths for future short-term missions, making known Christ’s love within churches, communities, and the world.