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.
Invitations to apply for a mission grant are issued around August of each year, with an application deadline of early October. The 2018 application (last year’s application) is posted here to give you an idea of what to expect.
For 2018, the Mission Board made 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 just finished our ESL class for this semester. We had 12 students, 6 Christian and 6 Muslims. The ESL curriculum was based on the Gospel of Mark. After the last class, there was a time for discussion. One of the Muslim students asked, ‘I understand the importance of what Jesus did. But I do not understand how to find him.’ At that point one of the Christian students spoke up. This was the beginning of a 30-minute dialog among the students about faith in Christ and why He is so important in our lives. The Holy Spirit was surely at work, and it was a miraculous thing to watch.”Rev. John Tape
2017 Reformation Offering Materials
The 2017 Reformation Offering has been designated for the new Rev. Eugene Schmidt Memorial Mission Fund, which will support mission outreach in Kansas. If you’d like to participate in this offering directly, please send a check with “2017 Reformation Offering” to LCMS Kansas District, 1000 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS, 66604-1104.
Help Support Kansas District Missions
Kansas District missions 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.