This program has concluded for 2018-2019.
The deadline for submission was June 1, 2018. 

  • Thank you to all of the congregations that participated in the Congregational Partner Grant Program!
  • Together we were able to assist 457 students and their pursuit of public ministry.

Congregations and individuals that want to support the program but do not have any members who are preparing for the public ministry at MLC can still contribute to this grant program.

Your contribution will help MLC match the grants given to students whose congregations participate in the program.

Last year 894 donors contributed $242,396 to CPGP.

Support this program with your gift:

Call the MLC Mission Advancement Office at 507.354.8221 ext. 295

Three Successful Years of the Congregational Partner Grant Program

The Congregational Partner Grant Program (CPGP) was a pilot project begun for the 2016-2017 academic year in which a congregation that submitted grant aid to support incoming freshmen with up to $1000 per student would have their funding matched by MLC.  During the second year of the program, it was expanded to include sophomore students as well.

We at MLC  thank Jesus for the wonderful support and interest of so many congregations who seek to help their students train for ministry. Truly, God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.


78 churches participated

106 incoming first-year students received grants

$87,025 was provided by congregations
eligible for MLC matching funds


145 churches participated

240 incoming first-year and/or sophomore students received grants

$202,500 provided by congregations
eligible for MLC matching funds


235 churches participated

457 first-year, sophomore, and/or junior students received grants

$375,430 provided by congregations
eligible for MLC matching funds

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