As members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), we do mission together through our financial giving. Together as a synod and congregations, we do God’s work in ways that no individual or congregation can do alone and share the good news of Jesus Christ both near and far.

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In addition to annual giving (“mission support”) from congregations and individuals toward the ministries of the synod, we also welcome gifts to the synod’s Next Generation Fund (previously known as the Synod Endowment Fund).

Would you like to designate your gift to a particular ministry?
Check our areas of need below…

Donate by Mail

Checks should be made out to
NWMN Synod and marked in the memo if it should be designated to a particular ministry.

Send checks to:
NWMN Synod Office
Concordia College
Moorhead, MN 56562

Planned Gifts

Gifts of stocks, bequests and
other planned gifts

The synod is currently revamping its approach to planned giving. During this transition time anyone interested in the possibility of making a planned gift to the synod should contact Bishop Larry Wohlrabe.

Staff from the ELCA Foundation are also available for consultation on planned giving to the ELCA Foundation, our synod, or other ELCA-related ministries. Simply call (773) 380-2970 or visit

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Partners in Ministry

Synod Outreach Ministries

Assists new ELCA outreach ministries on the territory of (or adjacent to) the synod, in partnership with the ELCA churchwide organization. These ministries are reaching out to serve specific community needs: Native Americans in the Cass Lake/Bemidji area; helping create worship communities in Hawley and Frazee, and at the lake in Alexandria; and walking with […]

Oak Grove Lutheran School

The mission of Oak Grove Lutheran School is to express God’s love by nurturing students for academic achievement, lifelong Christian commitment and loving service throughout the world.

ELCA Colleges and Universities

At ELCA colleges and universities, students are educated for a sense of calling or vocation, opening the path toward a meaningful life of contribution to the common good through whatever career they choose.

Lutheran Campus Ministry (LCM)

Campus Ministry is a Lutheran ministry on campus, not just a ministry to Lutherans. Through worship, study, fellowship, and service, members of the academic community taste the fullness of God’s grace.

Luther Seminary

Luther Seminary of St. Paul, MN, educates leaders for Christian communities called and sent by the Holy Spirit to witness to salvation through Jesus Christ and to serve in God’s world. Could becoming a pastor, associate in ministry, or diaconal minister be part of your future?

Lutheran Advocacy-Minnesota

The Lutheran Advocacy-Minnesota, formerly the Lutheran Coalition for Public Policy in MN, addresses biblical values such as concern for people living in poverty and struggling with hunger and disease, hospitality to strangers, and care for creation.

Minnesota Council of Churches

Our state’s largest ecumenical organization representing 24 denominations and over one million Minnesotans, MCC fosters public worship/prayer events, sponsors caring and advocacy, and reaches out to refugees and interfaith partners.

Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church (AELC) of India

We in the Northwestern Minnesota Synod are joining hands with our companion synod, the Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church (AELC) in India. By walking hand in hand with our companion synod, we are practicing accompaniment – a way of seeing the world and engaging one another in global mission that places mutual relationship at its core.

Native American Christian Ministry

This program serves the Fargo-Moorhead Native American population with worship opportunities, pastoral services, and networking with various resources in the community.

Parish Nurse Program

Since 1991, the Parish Nurse Program of Concordia College, Moorhead, has prepared over 1,700 nurses to serve in faith communities across the country. Parish nurses are called and committed to the healing ministry of the church, helping meet the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of the members.

 Outreach Ministries

Living Grace Lutheran Church

Living Grace Lutheran Church is an ELCA ministry start. Their mission is “to listen and worship the word of God in the ELCA tradition.”

Peoples Church

Peoples Church is a multicultural congregation of the ELCA with a special emphasis on spiritual and physical outreach to people living in poverty in the Bemidji area. Radical hospitality and inclusion is definitely practiced here, where everyone is someone and Jesus is seen in the neighbor.

Waters of Grace

Waters of Grace is a community of faith and mission development ministry planted in the community of Frazee in 2010 as a result of statistical data revealing a large population of unchurched in this area that was without an ELCA presence.