A second set of applications is currently undergoing the review process, with a third phase to begin on Nov. 1.
As war and violence continue to devastate Ukraine, the LCMS has responded in a variety of ways.
In addition to advocating for life and teaching all generations about the sanctity of human life, the LCMS remains dedicated to supporting families in need after the birth of a child.
Grants will support LCMS congregations involved in providing beginning-of-life care in their local communities.
The 1 John 3 Initiative Million Dollar Life Match will provide up to $1 million in matching funds to LCMS congregations involved in upholding the sanctity of life in their local communities.
The Board for International Mission met May 27–28, and the Board for National Mission met June 10–11.
The Esther 4:14 National Grant Program will assist some 225 congregations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to extend their reach with the purchase of new technology, software or training.
The grant, given to the LCMS by the Harold C. Smith Foundation, will be deployed over the course of three years.
Shelley Moeller, vice-president of Gospel Outreach for Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, presented grant checks to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and its ministry leaders on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at the International Center in Kirkwood, Mo.