The NT-NL Mission Endowment Fund (MEF) seeks to support mission projects in the Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana (NT-NL) Synod. It works much like a foundation: an endowment fund serves as its core; the principal is invested and only the income from the investment is expended annually to benefit special causes that might otherwise go unfunded and unrealized.
If you’re looking for 2021 Grant Applications, scroll down the page for that information.
The NT-NL Mission Endowment Fund (MEF) has much to be thankful for!
Seeds that Change Fundraiser: Our bold goal is to raise $25,000 to increase the Mission Endowment Fund principal AND an additional $25,000 to help replenish the MEF COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds. In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the NT-NL MEF, the 2020 “Seeds That Change” Campaign will include a creative and memorable on-line worship service.
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Support this campaign online:
You may designate your gift in the memo line.
You may also DONATE BY TEXTING “give” to 833-501-3856,
or MAIL A DONATION to MEF, NT-NL Synod, 680 Copper Canyon Rd, Argyle, TX 76226 and note “Seeds” in the memo line.
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Gather in Thankfulness Worship Service:
How has the Shepherd’s Pantry at Shepherd of Life/Arlington grown and adapted to needs in the Covid-19 world we are living in? The Rev. Mark Hadley tells this inspiring story of how his congregation came together to serve their neighbors:
The Rev. Edy Santos shares the growth of Iglesia Luterana Adviento/Arlington with details of his congregations social and service life, providing for the members and the neighborhood:
Want to hear the Mission Endowment history from one who knows it in depth? Our dear Hattie Hammer shares her reflections and highlights as the Executive Director 2003-2018:
Wow! St. John/Wilson, Texas, a small rural church in west Texas is providing much needed resources of food for its community. SAWL Tonda Freitag tells how this congregation continues to offer assistance with their Mobile Food Pantry to those in need:
MEF Charter Member, The Rev. Dr. Kevin Kanouse, reflects on the beginning of the Mission Endowment Fund, his involvement as Bishop of the NT-NL, how the fund grew, what I means to the NT-NL, and how you can be a part of this ministry:
Advent/Arlington’s Lord’s Pantry is modeled after Shepherd of Life’s Shepherd’s Pantry. Carol Kocher shares how this ministry is serving its community and providing their neighbors in times of emergencies:
NT-NL Director of Evangelical Mission, The Rev. Irma Bañales, expresses her thanks for the ministry support throughout our Synod to many congregations, particularly with the newest of our congregations:
NT-NL Mission Endowment Fund Executive Director, Linda Ness, expresses her thanks to charter members, supporters, and grant applicants as she tells the stories of several recent grants. Is your congregation featured?
Briarwood Retreat Center showcases its summer program, and Robert Smith expresses his gratitude to the MEF for the support of Briarwood’s mission:
Christ Lutheran/Dallas has been a sustaining supporter of the NT-NL Mission Endowment Fund for many years. Melissa Dvorocsik tells the story of her congregation’s generosity as an expression of thanksgiving:
NT-NL Bishop Erik Gronberg tells the story of IMPACT of the NT-NL Mission Endowment Fund. And he announces a generous Endowment Gift from Ascension/Garland. We are grateful beyond what words can express!
Learn how the NT-NL Mission Endowment Fund began! Virginia Worley tells the story of her involvement and the other Charter members. Growth from first grants of $5,000 in 1996 to $82,000 in 2020! We are so grateful:
We are grateful to our
whose vision to support new and ongoing ministries through financial resources 25 years ago has brought us thus far!
2021 Grant Applications are now being received for ministries from congregations and organizations within NT-NL. The deadline to submit is January 6, 2021, extended due to the uncertainties of beginning in-person worship this fall, though it’s wise to submit as soon as possible.
Gifts that go on forever! Have you included the NT-NL Mission Endowment Fund in your estate plan or will? You are invited to become a member of the Legacy Partners Enduring Vision for Mission. Contact MEF@ntnl.org to notify us you have already included MEF in your will / estate plan OR to request a call to discuss this opportunity.