2008 Undesignated Mission Support $1,484,572 50% goes to Churchwide $742,286 These funds provide: Planting & sustaining congregations locally Planting & sustaining congregations at ELCA level Our synod receives funds in return as ELCA staff support. Currently 3 synod staff members are funded by Churchwide dollars. Furthermore: campus ministries, new congregations, programs such as the development of stewardship materials, Book of Faith initiative, outreach materials, as well world hunger and disaster assistance are funded through mission support
Your mission support makes a difference in our synod Approximately 12% of your undesignated giving is sent to synodical ministries in the form of grants. Recipients are: Nearly $200,000 In annual support
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
California Lutheran University
California Lutheran Homes
Solheim Lutheran Home
Solvang Lutheran Home
Lutheran Retreats Camps & Conf.
Lutheran Social Services
Lutheran Office/Public Policy
So. Calif. Ecumenical Council
New City Parish
Lutheran Maritime Ministry
Lutheran Planned Giving
Your mission support makes a difference in our synod Approximately 38% of your undesignated giving is used for the synods mission and services.
Candidacy – the process of developing Rostered Leaders
Mobility – matching Rostered Leaders with ministry settings
Vacancy – assisting call committees in the discernment and calling of Rostered Leaders to ministry settings.
Developing lay leaders / ELM
Council training, long-range planning
Training & support
Administration of congregations under “synodical administration”
Administration of the Office of the Bishop
Endowment Funds The 1st Lutheran Los Angeles endowment fund (FLLAF) provides support to new and changing congregations, as well as scholarships for candidates in rostered ministries. This year the FLLAF has provided $19,200 inscholarships and over$20,000 in congregationalsupport
Endowment Funds The Mission & Ministry fund provides outreach grants. Warner Trust supports programs ranging from education to building renovation. In 2008 $65,000 was distributed from endowment funds to 19 congregations and agencies.
touching lives enabling leaders building communities
10 congregations in our Synod dependent on financial support: 1. Abundant Life, Diamond Bar (San Gabriel Conference) 2. Faith Lutheran, Canoga Park (Twin Valleys Conference) 3. Fe y Esperanza, South Gate, (Long Beach Conference) 4. First/Mi Salvador, Inglewood (LA Metro) 5. Glory, Torrance, (South Bay) 6. Messiah Lutheran, Los Angeles, (LA Metro) 7. Pueblo de Dios, Compton, (South Bay) 8. Santa Cruz, Santa Maria (Central Coast) 9. San Pablo, North Hollywood (Twin Valleys) 10. Koinonia, (Truth Lutheran), West Covina, (San Gabriel Valley)
YOU can be part of the solution share the vision of the synod and help finance our mission
Plant some seeds… Visit the synod website www.socalsynod.org and click on to make a donation. Send your check to the Southwest California Synod, ELCA and designate . You may choose a particular mission site to support. This program is an ideal way to honor/remember someone who inspired your faith. Make your donation in that person’s name. All donors will be listed in synod publications.