The Western District recently received a generous bequest from the family of Rt. Rev. Wil and Ruth Behrend. Some of that bequest has gone to Mt. Morris to help with future expansion or building maintenance.
With the other part of the bequest, your Western District Executive Board decided to develop the Behrend Memorial Grant for Lay Ministry. We are encouraging our local churches to write requesting a grant for $1,000 per congregation for use with an ongoing or a new lay-led ministry.
This grant is open to any congregation or emerging ministry in the Western District and the grant money will be distributed after the local congregation or emerging ministry has filled out the grant application and any other requested materials.
Grant application forms have been sent to all congregations and emerging ministries in the Western District. Completed application forms should be sent directly to District President Bruce Nelson either via via email ([email protected]) or via snail mail at: Rev. Bruce J. Nelson, 221 East Mills Drive, Lake Mills WI, 53551.