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Baptismal investment

Denver congregation follows baptism with gift for mission

At Augustana Lutheran Church, Denver, the baptized receive a gift that parishioners say is a powerful way to set newly baptized children and their parents on the road toward discipleship.

Through the Augustana Foundation, the congregation opens for each child a MissionFuture4KIDZ $100 investment in the ELCA Mission Investment Fund. The gift provides parents with a way to save money for college. Meanwhile, the MIF loans the money to congregations to help build mission congregations and assist established churches with building or renovation needs.


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