Congregations partnering with Martin Luther College to help prepare and support future pastors, teachers, and staff ministers.

Congregations can encourage and support their members
who want to prepare for the public ministry at MLC:

  • Congregations award a grant to incoming first-year, sophomore, or junior students at MLC during the 2018-19 academic year.

  • MLC will match grants from $100-$1000 per student, to incoming first-year, sophomore, or junior students at MLC in the 2018-19 academic year.

Deadline for submission for 2018-2019:
no later than June 1, 2018

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

Successful First Two 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 – both board members and campus family –  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.

2016-2017

  • 78 churches participated
  • 106 incoming first-year students received grants
  • $87,025 was provided in MLC matching funds

2017-2018

  • 145 churches participated
  • 239 incoming first-year and/or sophomore students received grants
  • $202,250 was provided in MLC matching funds