The Grant Program primarily provides matching grants that help mission churches get started with a land purchase or a building project. These grants are outright gifts and no repayment is required. Since 1993 more than $23 million in matching grants have been disbursed to mission congregations across North America. While demand for grant keeps growing — gifts, donations and bequests made to WELS CEF towards the Grant Program have not kept pace with the demand for matching grants.
We need your help and involvement. The field is fertile for seeding mission churches across North American. Your investment in WELS CEF certificates provides the necessary dollars to make these loans. If you, as an individual — or if your WELS congregation or WELS affiliated organization is seeking a competitive interest rate, consider investing in a WELS CEF certificate. While you earn a fair return, your investment is pooled with other investments, allowing WELS CEF to make loans, build more churches and reach more souls.
More gifts, donations and bequests from WELS members are also prayerfully requested if we are to achieve the goal of using the Grant Program to help plant more mission congregations in North America. You can give a gift directly to WELS CEF by donating online, or by sending a check directly to: WELS CEF c/o Grant Program, N16 W23377 Stone Ridge Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188.