Mission Funding


Mission Grants

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 2021 grants is now open. Applicants will be notified of award decisions in November 2020. 

2021 Mission Grant Application

Recent Awards

In February 2020, 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
  • Special programs and projects (e.g., community library; Disciple Garden; addiction recovery; older adult ministry)

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

K-State Campus Ministry

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.

Missions Staff

Rev. Dan Galchutt
Assistant to the President for Missions and Stewardship
785-357-4441, ext. 222

Janet Powell
Administrative Assistant
785-357-4441, ext. 223

Reformation Offering

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!