Why Your Gifts Matter

The ELCA Fund for Leaders provides scholarships to seminary students who are preparing for rostered leadership in this church, but the impact goes far beyond those who receive scholarship support.

In the history of the ELCA and its predecessors, there were many years when attending seminary cost very little, if anything, because of support from congregations and synods. As support decreased and the cost of seminary increased, the burden of paying for seminary transferred to the candidates.

Excellent leaders positively impact the whole church. The ELCA Fund for Leaders is our commitment that these leaders should be supported in their decision to follow a vocation of service to this church and the world. Like any successful organization, the church demands the very best leaders to take us into the future, and the ELCA Fund for Leaders helps these outstanding leaders answer the call.