The Kansas District is committed to helping congregations and organizations pursue mission projects. To encourage these efforts, the District sets aside a percentage of its congregational receipts each year and makes those funds available in the form of mission grants. The grants vary in size, depending on the project, available funding and mission priorities, which in recent years have included church planting, ethnic ministry, and congregation-based efforts.
The application period for 2020 grants is now closed. Preliminary award recommendations are expected later this fall. The recommendations will then be submitted to the Kansas District Board of Directors for final approval at the February 2020 meeting.
In February 2019, the Board of Directors approved awards for the following projects:
- Hispanic outreach (Wichita; Kansas City)
- Campus ministry (Lawrence; Manhattan; Wichita)
- Church plants (Pratt; Concordia area)
- Every One His Witness and re:Vitality support
- Deaf ministry (Topeka)
- Special programs (e.g., Lutheran books for a detention center; Lutheran school bus ministry; Bible and family night; outreach to those struggling with addictions)
On the impact of mission grants:
“We sent 14 students to the Witness Conference in Fort Wayne, IN. The conference provided valuable witness and evangelism skills to our members. … Allowing students to attend the conference without having to cover the cost of registration and travel was a huge blessing. We were able to ensure that financial situations did not prevent any student from learning about this vital topic.”Garrett Lister
Help Support Kansas District Missions
Kansas District mission work is funded through a variety of sources, including annual congregational contributions, special campaigns (e.g., the Reformation Offering), and direct gifts from congregations and individuals. It’s amazing to see how the Lord uses His people—His “hands on earth”—to support the advance of the Gospel.
We sincerely thank all of you who have contributed to this important work.
For those of you who would like to contribute to Kansas District Missions, you can send checks to:
LCMS Kansas District
1000 SW 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66604-1104
If you’d like your gift to be used for a specific project, such as Guinea/West Africa or Haskell LIGHT House, please indicate that in the memo line of your check. Gifts without a specific designation will go into our unrestricted fund and will be used wherever they’re most needed.
The Kansas District holds a Reformation Offering each year in support of the Eugene Schmidt Memorial Mission Fund, which provides funding for mission outreach right here in Kansas. Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 offering!