Twenty-five years ago, our church’s leaders took a bold step and invested in the future by creating the ELCA Fund for Leaders (FFL). Since then, FFL has been providing scholarships for talented and passionate seminary students. In honor of the 25th anniversary of FFL, the ELCA is hosting the first-ever Day of Giving on August 16. All gifts to FFL will be matched dollar for dollar up to $25,000.

Congregations are invited to lift up this ministry on Sunday, August 14. The ELCA has provided resources to use in worship services and church communities: Download Worship Resources. The ELCA also shares the new series of FFL videos, available at