God’s Work Through Us

A Central Lutheran Church member connects with a Bangladeshi woman while observing the Lutheran Health Care Bangladesh project firsthand.

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.

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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Providing healthcare and education for people in Bangladesh.

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.

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.

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Restoration Center Lunch

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.

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.

Groups ranging from 20 to 70 have visited places such as Chanhassen Dinner Theater, The Museum of Russian Art, and Glensheen Mansion.

The annual OWLs Christmas luncheon.
Central Lutheran youth paddling the Flambeau river in Wisconsin.

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.

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