The LLL Permanent Funds are special capital (endowment) funds which provide an annual grant of 5% for ministry purposes.
Your gift to LLL Permanent Funds can generate an income stream that provides financial support for Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) projects long into the future.
There are various Permanent Funds that you can choose to contribute towards. Each one supports a specific area of ministry within the LCA. So you can nominate a particular ministry you want to support through your gift and the grant provided will support that ministry’s objectives.
In addition, the LLL Special Purposes Permanent Fund allows you to nominate any LCA ministry which you wish to support, be it national, district or local.
You can either choose to support a specific listed fund, or give without any conditions and the LLL Board will allocate the funds to support where the need is greatest from time to time.
Why not take a look at our Together In Mission publication that tells the latest news on how the LLL is assisting the LCA, including articles on grants from the LLL Permanent Funds.
Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS) is how the Lutheran family in Australia and New Zealand reaches out to help people hurt by poverty and injustice in developing countries. Tens of thousands of people in countries like South Sudan, Burundi and Cambodia benefit. Clean water. Healthy food. Schools. Village banks and Rice Banks. Care for people with disabilities. When natural disasters happen, ALWS also channels emergency care to those most in need. A special focus is welcome for refugees fleeing conflict and danger - whether they arrive in UN camps in Kenya, or at Lutheran congregations in Australia. Through ALWS you can help love come to life for some of the most disadvantaged - yet bravest - people in the world. Find out more at alws.org.au
Lutheran Media (LM) communicates Christ to over 1,000,000 people every week through media. Face to Face shares messages of hope and the good news of Jesus Christ on more than 700 radio stations. Lutheran Media continues to produce contemporary outreach messages and resources that are making a difference in the lives of many Australians and people around the world. More details are available on their website.
These funds are used at the discretion of the LCA for current ministry programs with the greatest needs.
There are many gifted lay workers employed within the LCA who are called to ministries of spreading the Word of God to all people. Lay workers are utilised in areas such as Cultural Specific Ministry, Mission & Outreach, Chaplaincy, School Ministry, Camping, Administration, Child & Family, Youth & Young Adult, Community Care, Parish Nursing, Worship & Music. The LCA Board for Lay Ministry subsidises the development of lay ministry with the LCA by assisting congregations in the employment, development and training of lay workers. Visit their website for more details.
The LCA Board for Local Mission benefits annually from the income generated by this fund. It enables the department to financially support new church planting ventures and existing Lutheran congregations seeking to renew their local mission. This is achieved through the provision of training, mentoring and relevant resources that will help established Lutheran congregations to grow their capacity for mission and plant new congregations throughout Australia and New Zealand.
The Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) Board for Mission through LCA Mission International exists to equip, encourage and engage people in gospel partnerships in God’s mission in the world - locally, nationally, regionally and together with our overseas partner churches (Phil 1:3-6).
To read the stories of God at work in and through these gospel partnerships and to learn about how you can become involved in God’s mission through LCA Mission International check out the website
The LCA provides scholarships to pastors and lay people in order to pursue further studies or special training so that they can be equipped for more effective service within the Church. This development or training is not restricted to theology only. Effective service to support the mission of the Church can be provided in many different ways and your donation or legacy can help to make these scholarships possible.
The Special Purposes Fund provides a facility through which donors are able to nominate ministries of the LCA that they wish to support. These ministries may be at LCA National level (missions, training), LCA District level (community care, tertiary chaplaincy, youth ministry) or LCA local level (local congregation, school, care facility). Annual benefits will be paid direct to the nominated ministries.
The LCA Board for Child, Youth and Family Ministry (Grow Ministries) provides encouragement to children, young people and their families to remain faithful to God and to reach out to others with the good news of Jesus.
A strong child, youth and family ministry program is essential for mission and the future growth of our Church. Strong leadership is needed to ensure that programs are put in place to train more people for ministry in congregations, districts and the LCA. Through this fund, resources can be provided to coordinate and provide child, youth and family ministry activities to facilitate this training. Visit their website
This fund (formally called the Home Mission Establishment Fund) enables the LCA Board for Local Mission to assist new congregations to purchase their initial facilities and/or land by providing a loan that is interest and repayment free for up to five years. After this the loans are converted to normal LLL interest bearing loans on which repayments are required. The interest on the capital of this fund that is not currently allocated to such projects is used by the Board for Local Mission to support African and Asian ministry and mission in Australia and New Zealand.