In 2019, our church established a Ministry Endowment Fund
(MEF). Its purpose is to enhance the ministry outreach of our church, apart
from the general operating budget of the congregation. These gifts will allow
us the ability to extend God's work now and for future generations.
How the MEF works:
The Fund will maintain a principal of at least
$25,000 at all times. Only the income which the Fund accumulates will be
disbursed. This ensures that your gift to the Fund will literally "keep on
giving from one generation to the next."
Responsibilities of the MEF Committee:
- The MEF Committee shall determine the percentage of
available funds per category to be distributed and shall report this to the
Congregational Council prior to any disbursement.
- The Committee will consist of five members, elected by
the congregation. No member shall serve more than two consecutive 3-year terms.
The Pastor and the President or Vice President of the congregation will be ex-officio
members, meaning they are members not by election, but by virtue of their
positions of authority.
How funds are distributed:
Income from the Fund is distributed annually, or at such
times as is deemed necessary or feasible to accomplish its purposes through
- 0-35% for outreach into the community and Northwest Synod
- 0-35% for missions of the ELCA, nationally and worldwide
- 0-35% for capital improvements, debt reduction for a
building program or any special ministry of the church that is not in the
regular annual budget
- 0-25% for any one or all of the above designated areas in
any proportion as determined by the Committee, or for causes and programs which
at the discretion of the Committee are deemed consistent with the purpose of
the Fund in enhancing the ministry outreach of the Congregation.
you can give to the Fund:
inquire about making a contribution, or to get more information, please contact an MEF Committee Member through the church office 715-354-3804