Providing personal financial assistance for LCMS ministry leaders

What we do

Since 2015, the mission of MinistryFOCUS has been to relieve burdensome educational debt of pastors and other called workers by providing grants to pastors, Lutheran school teachers, directors of Christian outreach, and missionaries, helping church workers focus less on money and more on ministry. 

This year, because of your generosity, MinistryFOCUS will award $131,000—52 grants, across 23 states. Since 2015, we have awarded 238 grants, totaling $595,000, all so that faith can be strengthened and more people can come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. 

Praise God!

It makes a difference

Who We Are

MinistryFOCUS is a volunteer non-profit Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod that believes that the realities of educational debt negatively and irreparably harm ministries and congregations. So, we raise money and award grants to help reduce and eliminate financial burden, allowing ministry leaders to … well, focus on ministry.

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I want to help

Donate now through December 31, 2022, to determine how much funding will be available to help servants of Christ focus more on ministry in 2023. Every amount helps, and we make donating easy.

I need help

If you currently are a rostered church worker of the LCMS and carry at least $20,000 in educational loans, see our easy and confidential application process. Applications for 2022 grants will open on October 31 and will be due by the end of this year