Four new homes for the historic St. Louis neighborhood are part of an LCMS National Housing Support Corporation initiative.
LCEF’s Laborers For Christ teams up with Lutheran Housing Support to help congregations and their communities.
The Synod’s black pastors — many of whom graduated from Concordia College, Selma, Ala. — discuss how they can help the struggling school.
What sort of King is this? Who would set aside the riches of His heavenly Kingdom to step into my poverty… who set aside his royal diadem for a crown of thorns, who hung naked from a tree to robe me in His righteousness, who shed His blood and poured Himself out that every drop would be a payment for my sins… What sort of King is this? He is the king of mercy!
The June 6 “Peace and Praise Walk” focuses on the need, efforts and potential to revitalize the North St. Louis neighborhood.
Dozens of people — including some 50 residents of the struggling community — come together for a “Prayer and Praise Walk” Oct. 17.
Through the grant, the Thrivent Financial Foundation will match 50 cents for every dollar that Lutheran Housing Support raises through the end of 2015, up to $15,000.
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 22, 2014 — The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod National Housing Support Corporation, which does business as Lutheran Housing Support, recently received a grant from the Thrivent Financial Foundation. For every dollar the organization Lutheran Housing Support raises through the end of 2015, the Thrivent Financial Foundation will match 50 cents up to $15,000 through the end of 2015.
The project’s partners say their accomplishments are more about newly built relationships than newly repaired houses.
Church and neighborhood revitalization is alive and well in Fort Wayne, Ind., where the LCMS Office of National Mission, Lutheran Housing Support and three LCMS congregations have joined forces to rehab homes for underprivileged residents.
The grant will be used to purchase nine properties in College Hill, four miles north of downtown St. Louis, and perform demolition and site restoration.
Nazareth Homes in St. Louis’ College Hill neighborhood is the latest neighborhood transformation by LCMS National Housing Support Corp., or Lutheran Housing Support (LHS) — one of only a few faith-based housing organizations in the United States. LHS aims to restore and revitalize neighborhoods that are anchored by LCMS congregations actively engaged in collaborative mercy.
The grant from the U.S. Department of the Treasury will help the LCMS housing ministry expand its ability to provide loans in low-income and economically distressed communities.
The website of the Synod’s National Housing Support Corporation is a good place to start if your congregation, district or other group is interested in learning about neighborhood revitalization.