Local congregation receives Lutheran Brotherhood grant

Local congregation receives Lutheran Brotherhood grant As part of its mission to serve Lutheran congregations, the Lutheran Brotherhood Foundation recently awarded $3,600 to Prince of Peace and Christ Our Savior Lutheran Churches in Yankton and Vermillion.

The funds are part of an annual Church Extension grant of $92,000 given to the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).

Prince of Peace and Christ Our Savior Lutheran Churches are among 20 WELS congregations from across the United States that were chosen to receive financial support through the Church Extension program this year. Church Extension grants help in the development of mission congregations, as well as in programs geared for increasing membership in established churches. Evangelism training, community outreach and telephone campaigns are examples of the efforts the grants support.

"Through Church Extension grants, the Lutheran Brotherhood Foundation is able to provide some of the funds that churches need to grow their ministries," said Bruce Nicholson, president and chief executive officer of Lutheran Brotherhood. "We are also hopeful that our support inspires creativity among the church members putting their congregations' resources to work."

In 2000, the Lutheran Brotherhood Foundation awarded $1.79 million to eight Lutheran church bodies through the Church Extension program.

Lutheran Brotherhood is a fraternal benefit society of 1.2 million Lutherans joined together for financial security, volunteer service and charitable outreach. The organization helps Lutherans link faith, values and finances in everyday living.

The Lutheran Brotherhood Foundation is a private foundation funded by Lutheran Brotherhood.

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