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Designated Gift Opportunities in the Nebraska District

Other Nebraska District Personalized Giving Opportunities may be made available. Please contact for more options. To make a designated gift online, choose the title of one of the options below and enter it in the “restricted gifts” space on our giving page. To make a designated gift by check, please include a note with “restricted gift” and the title of one of the options below.

We CULTIVATE relationships so that the body of Christ shares His love.


General “Connect” Fund

These funds may be used as needed for any of the following restricted purposes:

District Mission and Ministry Grants

District Mission and Ministry Grants – Includes ministry funding and other new mission opportunity grants as they are requested and become available.

Lutheran Church Extension Fund

Lutheran Church Extension Fund – Providing tools for ministry solutions as well as seeking investments to help provide loans for ministries and workers across the District and Synod.

Nebraska District Missions

Nebraska District Missions – Restricted to mission and outreach in the Nebraska District, but not designated for any particular mission/ministry.

New Ministries

New Ministries – Provides grants for planting new congregations or starting new ministries in the Nebraska District.


Revitalization – Works with congregations to help them see the mission fields in their communities and how they can share the love of Jesus with those around them, and works with the ministries of the Nebraska District.

Student Aid Scholarships

Student Aid Scholarships Supports scholarship opportunities for students going into full-time church work; assists LCMS elementary and secondary schools with funds for granting tuition assistance to families with an identified need. Includes the seminary scholarship endowment.

We CONNECT people in joy-filled community as the Spirit makes and matures disciples of Jesus Christ.


General “Connect” Fund

These funds may be used as needed for any of the following restricted purposes:

Campus and Young Adult Ministry

Campus and Young Adult Ministry – Support dollars may be designated for campus ministry in general, or more specifically restricted to any Nebraska District campus ministry (Curtis, Kearney, Lincoln, Omaha, or Wayne). Learn more about campus ministry and get students connected HERE.

Multiethnic Ministry

Multiethnic Ministry – Support dollars may be designated for Multiethnic Ministry in general, or can be more specifically restricted to the multiethnic ministry of your choice at the District. The support dollar designation could specify an ethnic population such as African Immigrant, Hispanic, Native American, Sudanese, etc.

Youth Services

Youth Services – Supporting congregational youth work as well as larger District and Synod gatherings.

We CARE for the Family of God so that His disciples mature and grow.


General “Care” Fund

These funds may be used as needed for any of the following restricted purposes:

Ecclesiastical Support

Ecclesiastical Support – Assisting pastors and congregations with call process and forms, with candidate pastor placement, and vicarage assignments into congregations. Leading church workers and congregations in times of conflict and celebration.

Church Worker Debt Retirement

Church Worker Debt Retirement – Helping active Nebraska Church workers reduce their educational debts incurred in preparation for ministry.

Congregational and Church Worker Care

Congregational and Church Worker Care – Providing opportunities for care and counseling of church workers, including their spiritual, mental, and financial health; leadership development; and education. Preparing the next generation of church workers.

Human Care/Disaster Relief

Human Care/Disaster Relief – Parish health and wellness; disaster response and Lutheran Early Response Training including providing a volunteer Disaster Relief coordinator, training individuals and teams to respond to local and national needs, as well as accepting and directing gifts to help those in need.

Gift Planning Services

Gift Planning Services Helping people to support ministries through their estate plans.

Parish Education

Parish Education The Education and Youth office offers resources and services for educational ministry to the congregations, daycares, preschools, elementary schools, and high schools of the Nebraska District. District staff work with appointed committees to meet the resource needs of congregations and schools and to encourage the various education ministry efforts throughout the District.


Stewardship – The District stewardship committee provides resources to help congregations grow in their understanding and implementation of a life of stewardship.

To pay or donate online through our secure payment portal

Click here to visit our secure online (eservicespayments) portal to pay by credit card, debit card, or ACH.

To pay or donate by check

Please include a note to indicate what event or ministry you are donating to (for example: Capital Campaign, church worker debt retirement fund, pastors’ conference registration, etc.), make your check out to “Nebraska District LCMS” and mail it to:

Nebraska District LCMS
PO Box 407
Seward, NE 68434

Support the District by other gifts such as IRA distributions, stock, bonds, grain, property, etc.

Gifts of stock, bonds or mutual funds are other options. Start the process by visiting with your financial adviser. Gifts such as property can provide a tax benefit to the donor. Gifts through your IRA distributions allow you to give directly to the campaign or to a District ministry.

If you are 70.5 or older, you can donate up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to the campaign or a district ministry. Start the process by visiting with your financial adviser. Gifts to a campaign or ministry can have an even greater impact when given with a corporate match. Ask the HR manager where you work if your employer has a corporate match.

For questions on any of the options above, please contact Elijah Luebbe at the District office by email ( or by phone at 402-643-2961.