Impact & Programs

Central Lutheran Church Christmas Lights

General Funds

Funds from CLCF make up approximately one third of Central Lutheran Church’s annual budget. These funds help secure, staff, and maintain the magnificent church structure and grounds.

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Global Missions

Central Lutheran Church uses CLCF funds to support missionaries abroad and to bring Central Lutheran Church members to witness and participate in global missions first hand.

CLCF luncheon

Restoration Center

The Central Lutheran Church Foundation’s designated funds for community ministries directly touch the lives of people experiencing homelessness and others in our community.

The funds may be used for meals, rental assistance, clothing, nursing assistance, or other needs.

kids trip with CLCF

Youth and Family

Youth and Family Ministries may use CLCF designated funds to underwrite summer trips to Camp Amnicon. Central Lutheran youth and their guests can attend a wilderness adventure camp at Camp Amnicon at little or no personal expense.

This is a terrific opportunity for outreach, as youth who attend camp at the invitation of their Central Lutheran friends are often new to Christianity and church life.


Free store

The Restoration Center uses CLCF funds to supplement donated items in The Free Store.

Impacting Lives

The Central Lutheran Church Foundation is entrusted with stewardship of funds for use by Central Lutheran Church. There are several designated funds that donors have created to support specific ministries that are especially important to them, including areas you see here.

Music Ministry

The annual support received from CLCF allows Central’s music department to continue its strong ministry in the life of the congregation specifically in the context of worship.

Senior Ministry

Older Wiser Lutherans (OWLs) regularly gather for luncheon events or presentations at church, as well as day trips. Church leaders use CLCF senior ministry funds to keep the cost of these events and activities affordable for anyone who wishes to attend.

Central Lutheran youth on their way to the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, 2018

Youth Trips

Central Lutheran youth on their way to the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, 2018.

Medical aid provided at the Restoration Center

Medical Aid

Medical aid provided at the Restoration Center