The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Generous givers

We're blessed to be blessings

One of the most exciting congregational mission projects that I'm aware of works like this: All monies that come into this congregation's trust fund will be gone in five years.

The first year, 20 percent plus all interest are given to programs and ministries beyond that congregation — Calvary Lutheran, Golden Valley, Minn. The second year another 20 percent plus interest are given away and so on. By the fifth year, the gift is entirely dispersed — busy working through all of the wonderful ministries that have been supported.  

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