Fund For Leaders in Mission
This Synod Fund, invested in the national Fund for Leaders, has been used to give seminary scholarships for the last 10 years. Each year, approximately $15,000 (5% of the corpus) has been distributed to students from our Synod who need financial assistance in seminary.
National research by the ELCA has now confirmed that student debt over $30,000 will act as a destructive anchor on a pastor’s service, including an inability to accept calls to smaller congregations because of a salary that won’t allow the pastor to service seminary/college debt. The Fund for Leaders enables us to attract men and women of tremendous promise to become pastors and rostered lay leaders, and to study at an ELCA seminary. Rural and small town congregations benefit by calling new pastors with less debt to repay.
We appreciate your support!
Mail Mission Campaign donations to:
Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod
245 E 13th Ave, #A
Spokane, WA 99202-1114