• Cause Progress

  • $4000.00 Amount Needed
  • 72 Days left to achieve target

Benevolence – Southeast Michigan Synod – ELCA

ELCA members in more than 9,300 congregations in the United States and Caribbean
give approximately $1.75 billion in regular offering to support ELCA ministries in their
local communities and worldwide. When members give through their congregations,
a percentage of that money is then shared with the local synod and the national
churchwide organization.

This unrestricted giving, called Mission Support, gives us both the foundation
and the fuel to do God’s work in the world and a portion of the gifts circle back to
support ministries in synods and local congregations. Of these unrestricted gifts,
the churchwide organization receives around 2.6 percent. This represents the largest
portion of the ELCA churchwide organization’s operating budget.