January 4, 2013
Dear Congregations of the Missouri District,
Greetings and Wishes for a Blessed New Year!
The Missouri District would like to announce the opening of the application period for Missouri District Mission Grants. Enclosed with this letter you will find the form to apply for a 2013-2014 mission grant.
Mission grants are designed for new mission start-ups, not for maintenance of sustaining ministries. In a few unique situations, funds may be available for some additional years. Mission grant funds are designated to support new mission plants within the boundaries of the Missouri District.
Since some congregations are reducing the amount of offerings they send to district, we are faced with limited and dwindling funds to help support our district and our missions. Due to these economic factors, only one-year commitments will be funded, with a possible renewal for up to (but not to exceed) three years. Grants will be awarded based on the merits of the request, the goals determined, and the needs realized.
If your congregation would like to apply for a Missouri District Mission Grant, please complete the application and submit it to the district office no later than February 22, 2013. You may send the completed application to our office by postal mail at 660 Mason Ridge Center Drive, Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63141, or you may send it by e-mail to Karen.Siegel@mo.lcms.org.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Karen Siegel, Office and Human Resources Manager, at (314) 590-6210, or by email at Karen.Siegel@mo.lcms.org.
Rev. Dr. Stuart Brassie
Assistant to the President- Missions/ Congregational Services