Professional Church Worker Scholarships

Initiative Goal: $3,000,000

$253,050 awarded to 92 students in 2019. Scholarships support students who attend Concordia Universities, Colleges, and Seminaries. Students go on to become pastors, teachers, DCEs, deaconesses, and more.

“Every year there are students who have to make the difficult decision of selecting the second choice for their schooling because of cost considerations. A contribution toward church work scholarship directly impacts the number of pastors who will serve the church and the quality of their training.”

Rev. Prof. Charles R. Schulz, Pre-Seminary Director, CUAA



Help raise up the next generation of church workers by financially supporting scholarships for students of Concordia Universities, Colleges, and Seminaries.


Here We Send – Professional Church Worker Scholarships

The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod has a long history of sending well-trained professional church workers into our congregations and schools to preach the Gospel, equip the saved, reach the lost, and educate our children. These core values of our church would not have occurred throughout our storied history—nor will they occur in the future—without a strong emphasis on equipping those who serve so faithfully in our congregations and schools. Concordia University Ann Arbor, the Michigan District’s very own school, and all of the Concordia University System schools and seminaries, are dedicated to achieving these outcomes.

The cost of attending a school of higher education continues to increase annually, and we want to financially support and encourage professional church work students so that they may follow our Lord’s call and go out into the harvest field. Students who attend a Michigan District congregation, are enrolled full-time in a CUS university or seminary, and have made a commitment to serving Christ’s Church are eligible to receive a financial scholarship from the Michigan District to assist them in meeting the costs of completing their education.

The 500th Anniversary Celebration Campaign will help provide the funding for substantial scholarships given to those students who have committed their lives to serving the Church as professional church workers.

Give to support Professional Church Worker Scholarships.


Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

Matthew 9:37-38