The NALC depends on the generosity of our congregations and individual members for the support of our operations and ministries. We are truly thankful for your generous support.
All gifts to the North American Lutheran Church should be mailed to our office at the address below:
North American Lutheran Church
2299 Palmer Drive, Suite 220
New Brighton, MN 55112-2202
The NALC is an “association of churches” within the meaning of §508(c)(1)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code and has been recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Your contributions are fully tax-deductible.
NALC Operating (General) Fund
Funds for the annual operations of the NALC are primarily provided by benevolence gifts from our member congregations, but individuals are encouraged to contribute as well. These funds support a range of NALC activities, including outreach to congregations considering joining the NALC and assistance to congregations and pastors in the candidacy and call processes, as well as the NALC’s missions, ministry and operations staff.
Donate online to the NALC Operating (general) Fund. Donations by check should be payable to “North American Lutheran Church” or “NALC” and mailed to the address above.
NALC Great Commission Fund and Society
This fund supports the missions and evangelism ministries of the NALC as we live out our commitment to be a “Mission-Driven” church. Grants from the fund are made for four primary purposes: (1) planting new mission congregations, (2) revitalizing and renewing existing NALC congregations, (3) training, support and continuing education of missional leaders, and (4) support for international missionaries and projects.
Donate online to the Great Commission Fund and Society or mail your gift to the address noted above, noting “Great Commission Fund” on the check memo line.
NALS/Theological Education Fund
This fund supports the NALC’s efforts to provide for faithful Lutheran theological education for its pastors, prospective pastors and laypeople. In particular, this fund provides resources for the establishment and development of the new North American Lutheran Seminary (NALS), including operational funding and scholarship support for seminarians. Grants from this fund are also made for other specific purposes, including support for NALC students and NALC teaching theologians at other seminaries, as well as theological conferences and seminars.
Donate online to the NALS/Theological Education Fund or mail your gift to the address noted above, noting “NALS” or “Theological Education Fund” on the check memo line.
Disaster Response Fund
This fund provides resources to respond rapidly when domestic natural disasters occur, to alleviate human suffering, provide transitional assistance, and enable those affected to begin the rebuilding process. The NALC’s Disaster Response Coordinator administers the use of the fund, working cooperatively with and through local NALC congregations and members, as well as other compatible disaster relief organizations such as LCMS Disaster Response.
Please note: This fund is for domestic disasters only. Gifts for international disaster relief should be directed to Lutheran World Relief (www.LWR.org) or the international relief organization of your choice.
Donate online to the Disaster Response Fund or mail your gift payable to the North American Lutheran Church at the address noted above, noting “Disaster Response Fund” on the check memo line.
Ethiopian Christian Support Fund (ECSF)
The ECSF provides assistance to Christians in Ethiopia, including funding for local congregations particularly in western and southwestern Ethiopia who experience persecution by Islamic radicals, other assistance to congregations and pastors, and support for the training of pastors and evangelists. The fund is a tangible expression of the NALC’s full communion relationship with the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus.
Donate online to the Ethiopian Christian Support Fund or mail your gift payable to “Ethiopian Christian Support Fund” to the address noted above.
John Bradosky Fund for Life-to-Life Discipleship
The NALC Executive Council has established the John Bradosky Fund for Life-to-Life Discipleship as a way to recognize and give thanks for the ministry of Bishop Bradosky. The Executive Council intends to create an ongoing scholarship fund that will assist pastors and congregations interested in becoming involved in Life-to-Life Discipleship.
Donate online to the John Bradosky Fund for Life-to-Life Discipleship or mail your gift payable to the North American Lutheran Church at the address noted above, noting “John Bradosky Fund for Life-to-Life Discipleship” on the check memo line.
Planned Giving and Bequests
Some members and friends of the NALC are choosing to provide for the long-term support of their church through provisions in their wills. Such gifts, called “bequests,” permit the donor to identify and support those ministries which best reflect his or her values and beliefs. Should you wish to make a bequest for the support of the NALC in your will, the following is sample language which you can use:
[specify dollar amount or a percentage of the estate’s residual value] to the North American Lutheran Church, a Minnesota nonprofit corporation located at 2299 Palmer Dr., Suite 220, New Brighton, MN 55112-2202, for the benefit of [the general operating fund of the North American Lutheran Church] OR [specific fund or ministry]
If you have further questions, feel free to contact the NALC Treasurer.