LCMC Blog [Foundations Topic] Read the the latest news, announcements and articles from LCMC. en-us Scholarship Opportunity for Seminary Students Tue, 16 Feb 16 00:00:00 +0000 To God be the Glory, to a seminary student the gain! 

A wonderful gift was given to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Kodiak, Alaska.  So, we have established a new scholarship, The Wheeler Family Scholarship!

This scholarship was established from a gift given by Gary and Annette Wheeler, long time members of St. Paul Lutheran Church who hoped to encourage people to consider a call into the ordained ministry of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC).  The intent was to give financial help to any Lutheran Seminarian.

More information can be found at  You can also call Pastor Elden Simonson at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Kodiak, Alaska at (907) 486-3632

Scholarship Opportunity for High School Seniors Fri, 16 Oct 15 00:00:00 +0000 Lutheran Leader Scholarship

Valparaiso University is offering two scholarships to high school seniors for outstanding leadership .

The deadline to nominate a student is Friday, October 23, 2015.  The application process, if selected, would be later.

For further information, contact Rev. Martha Nelson at

How Would Your Congregation Use $5,000?$5000/a633.html Thu, 01 Jan 15 00:00:00 +0000 To celebrate the anniversary of the Reformation, LCMC and the Thrivent Financial Foundation will be awarding $5,000 grants to 15 LCMC congregations for use in planning a project to benefit their local community. 

To apply, congregations must complete an online application, available at our website, which includes a short essay describing how the congregation would use a $5,000 grant.  The program begins January 1, 2015 and ends August 15, 2015

All eligible applications received by the deadline date will be voted on at our 15th Annual Gathering in Dallas, TX in October.  Recipients of the grant will be announced at the end of the Annual Gathering, and the results will be posted at our website after the gathering commences. 

To read the complete details and view our online application form, click here.

Annual Gathering and MFTH Project Statistics Announced! Wed, 29 Oct 14 00:00:00 +0000 Earlier this month, 1,012 people from around the world came together in Des Moines, IA for LCMC’s 14th Annual Gathering.  

Throughout the year, the 833 congregations that make up LCMC came together to raise a total of $91,005.40 for our service project with Meals from the Heartland (13.75% more than our goal of $80,000).  On the evening of Tuesday, October 7th, many of the people who attended the gathering met up at the convention center and assembled a total of 291,168 meals[Watch Video]

During the Business Session of the gathering, Pastors Christopher Miller (Area 2) and Kenneth “Corky” Spitler (Area 5) were elected to the LCMC Board of Trustees.  Pastors Nathan Hanson and Stephan Turnbull were appointed to serve on the Ministry Board.  

Rev. Mark Vander Tuig announced the launch of the LCMC Prayer Chain, an opportunity for people to sign up to pray for all of the congregations in LCMC on a weekly basis.  Click Here to learn more and sign up.

It was also announced that our 15th Annual Gathering will take place from October 4-7, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Frisco, TX. 

Photo galleries from the Annual Gathering, downloadable copies of our 2014 Book, and presentation notes from our Keynote Speakers are now available at our website.  To view any of these materials, Click Here

Videos of our speakers will not be available until later this winter.  We will announce via E-Newsletter, blog, Facebook and Twitter when these videos have been posted.  

Scholarship Opportunity for High School Seniors Tue, 04 Feb 14 00:00:00 +0000 When you add up to cost of tuition, books, lab fees, parking passes, and sometimes even room and board, the cost of a college education adds up fast.  Fortunately, one organization is offering an opportunity to help avoid racking up the debt. 

The Lutheran Community Foundation plans to award one $5,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who plans to attend a Lutheran-affiliated college or university for the 2014-2015 academic year. 

The requirements for this scholarship are as follows:
  1. Be a high school graduating senior and a member of a congregation that holds an active LCF Organizational Fund
  2. Demonstrate financial need and submit a copy of their FAFSA Student Aid Report
  3. Plan to attend an accredited Lutheran-affiliated college or university
  4. At the time of the award, candidates must be enrolled on a full-time basis based upon the respective institution's definition of full-time status
  5. Be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 grading system as confirmed by LCF receipt of Official Transcript verifying GPA
  6. Submit essays on the topics described on page 4  (see PDF below)
  7. Ensure receipt of two confidential letters of recommendation-one authored by the candidate/s pastor and one authored by a teacher - by the deadline

The deadline for applications is Thursday, May 15, 2014

Those with questions regarding this scholarship opportunity may contact Susan M. Hayes, LCF's Director of Community Grants and Services, at 1-800-365-4172 or by e-mail at
LCMC Lutheran Men Looking for Disciples for the Lord Sun, 27 May 12 00:00:00 +0000
Lutheran Men has been receiving grant requests for award at the Gathering in October.

We have received continuing support of LCMC congregations for 2012, but the need is great, and we are making a Father's Day appeal to our members.

LM has two funds needing your support:
  • Mission Capital Loan Fund
    • Support of Mission congregations for a "Buck a Month" $12 per member from 10,000 members
    • Would provide for $120,000 each year for revolving loans for start-up congregations
  • Fund for Non-Capital Needs.. "Committee of 100"
    • Support of congregational needs for office equipment to well drilling!
    • This fund provides grants for congregations for current needs in their mission.
Father's Day is a selected day for approaching your congregation for support.  (Lutheran Men will accept gifts anytime during the year!)

Take the initiative to be a "Key Man" in your congregation. LM will provide you with brochures
and funding details. 

Feel free to contact Keith Aho at or call my office at 800-652-5233 if you have any questions.

Contributions to Lutheran Men should be mailed  directly to:
Sharon McFadyen
7000 North Sheldon Road
Canton MI 48187

Grant awards will be announced at the Denver Gathering.