In addition to more funding, the matching grant program now has expanded eligibility.
On July 30, the Synod in convention passed a resolution supporting efforts to promote a culture of life and made an announcement about the Million Dollar Life Match.
The Million Dollar Life Match initiative, which began in early 2022, seeks to support LCMS congregations involved in providing beginning-of-life care in their local communities.
The LCMS Boards for International and National Mission met in January and February in St. Louis.
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has awarded 48 grants during Phase 2 of the 1 John 3 Initiative Million Dollar Life Match. The program, which offers a total of $1 million in matching grants, seeks to support LCMS congregations involved in providing beginning-of-life care in their local communities.
A second set of applications is currently undergoing the review process, with a third phase to begin on Nov. 1.