Keep up with current news from the Mission Investment Fund with recent stories from our quarterly newsletter, "The Mustard Seed."

Standing tall: Working with MIF helps a Houston congregation build on an enduring foundation

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Since holding its first service in June 1945 and moving into its own building four years later, Christ the King Lutheran Church has been a vibrant presence in southwest Houston, Texas. Sitting inside the city’s beltway, on the edge of the Rice University campus, Christ the King Church counts numerous members of the Rice faculty and staff among its congregation as well as many who work at the nearby Texas Medical Center.

In South Carolina, making the choice to invest in support of the church

Thursday, October 6, 2016

More than 20 years ago, Jerry Richardson, a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pomaria, South Carolina, helped introduce his congregation council to the Mission Investment Fund.

In the mid-’90s, Richardson was chair of the American Missions Committee of the South Carolina Synod. “We were partners with new and developing congregations who had to look for sources for funds for their new buildings,” he says. “I tried to promote investment by congregations in MIF.”

Restoring luster to a place of grace and welcome in the South

Friday, June 3, 2016

“The renovation of our current facility will support our mission to present and future generations ... Our goal is bold and challenging, just like the gospel we proclaim!”

With that proclamation at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Atlanta, the capital campaign was on!

Introducing MIF Capital Campaign Services

Thursday, June 2, 2016

MIF Capital Campaign Services (CCS) is a new addition to the Mission Investment Fund’s roster of services. MIF Capital Campaign Services works to strengthen congregations by assisting them in raising funds for building projects as well as debt reduction. Previously known as Stewardship Key Leader, this fundraising service has assisted ELCA congregations for some 40 years.