On Saturday, March 28, more than 100 people gathered at Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis for MinistryFocus‘ first conference. The conference, “How to Walk With a Full Cup of Coffee (And Other Useful Skills for Ministry)“ was presented by Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) and featured keynotes, breakout sessions, and Q&A time from national ministry […]

Your browser does not support the video tag. You may wonder why we believe so strongly in the work that we’re doing here at MinistryFocus. You might even wonder how big of a problem we’re actually facing. You’re in luck. This week we’re featuring a video that was recently released by Concordia Theological Seminary in […]

Do you enjoy writing devotions? Do you have ideas or encouragement that you would like to share with other congregations to assist them in ministry? We would like to invite you to write for our “Reasons for Hope” newsletter.  We want to provide a forum for people to share ideas, support, and encouragement and we […]

On January 31st, Tom Schlund, Director of Communications and Marketing, had the chance to present to the Seminary Women’s Association (SWA) at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. SWA is designed to encourage and support the women within the seminary community. This month they hosted financial workshops that brought together speakers that would provide guidance and […]

As we receive letters of appreciation from grant recipients we will continue to pass them on to you. Your generosity makes these grants possible! The prayer of the church is that the Lord send out laborers into His harvest. It is best for Christ’s flock that His under-shepherds be instructed well in the Holy Scriptures, […]

Happy New Year! The new year brought change for 15 grant recipients who were selected on December 17th to receive assistance from the MinistryFocus Fund.  Each of these individuals will receive $200 per month during 2015 to help repay the student loan debt they incurred in preparation for professional ministry. We would like you to […]

The staff of MinistryFocus would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas. We appreciate you, our newsletter family. Thank you for your interest in supporting the servants God has called into our midst and the congregations that they serve. It is thanks to you that we were able to award $36,000 […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MinistryFocus awards 15 grants to professional church workers in serious need of student loan debt repayment. ST. LOUIS, December 17, 2014 — Today the first MinistryFocus grants were awarded to 13 pastors, one Lutheran school teacher, and one Director of Christian Education (DCE) in seven states. These annual grants of $200 per month […]

For the first time this year, MinistryFocus was able to offer grants to professional church workers who need assistance in paying off their educational debt. We have many applications currently in the review process and look forward to sharing the results with you, our newsletter family. The applications we’ve received show a staggering load of educational debt. […]