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The Mission Endowment Fund was created to receive and administer gifts and bequests to St. Paul Lutheran Church to enhance the work of the church by improving worship facilities and establishing new or supporting existing ministries and stewardship opportunities above and beyond those possible within the general operation of the congregation.

Generous bequests from three families or estates have been responsible for the vast majority of our fund's principal, though many members choose to give to the Endowment Fund through one-time gifts or IRA investments. Endowment contributions are, in turn, invested in a number of investment accounts whose dividends fund a myriad of ministries that are annually recommended by the Endowment Committee and approved by the Church Council and congregation. The guidelines direct at least 20% to community and Synod outreach, at least 20% to ELCA continent or worldwide ministries, and at least 20% to St. Paul capital needs or debt reduction. A total of $327,260 has been disbursed between 2005 and 2015, including $49,000 to Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp, $25,500 to Emmaus Campus Ministry, $16,680 to ELCA's World Hunger Campaign, and $13,300 to Lutheran Social Services of Montana. 

Endowed Gifts come in all shapes, types, and sizes! You can make a gift to the Endowment Fund through a cash gift in addition to securities, annuities or trusts, real estate, life insurance, and bequests and memorials.

Questions about giving to the St. Paul Mission Endowment Fund? Give us a call at (406) 549-4141 or send us an e-mail at to talk with our Pastor.

The Endowment Fund

has disbursed $327,260

between 2005 and 2015

to support community outreach, the Montana Synod,

ELCA continent and international missions,

and capital improvements

at St. Paul.

2005 - 2015 Disbursements

Community & Synod Outreach:

$3,000 St. Paul Centennial Celebration

$500 Habitat for Humanity

$13,300 Lutheran Social Services of Montana

$8,000 Family Promise of Missoula

$3,000 Watson Children’s Shelter

$13,000 Missoula Food Bank

$500 Salvation Army

$1,000 Missoula 3:16

$12,500 Poverello Center

$500 Project Homeless Connect

$13,500 Freedom in Christ Prison Ministry

$1,400 Montana State Hospital Chapel at Warmsprings

$3,400 Kogudus Montana State Prison

$10,600 St. Paul Staff Leadership Development

$49,000 Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp

$23,500 Emmaus Campus Ministry

$2,000 Emmaus Post Young Adult In Global Mission Internship

$4,000 Pacific Lutheran University

$2,300 St. Paul Seminary Scholarship Fund

$500 Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

$1,500 Concordia College of Moorhead

$2,400 Matching Member ELCA Scholarships

$500 Luther Seminary

Mission of the ELCA Continent & Worlwide:

$16,680 ELCA World Hunger

$3,000 Montana Synod House

$5,680 ELCA Campaign for the ELCA: Always Being Made New

 Capital Improvements at St. Paul:

$12,000 2009 Imagine Fund Capital Appeal

$7,500 Computer upgrades

$112,500 toward debt reduction for infrastructure upgrades

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