Grants Help Church Workers Impacted by Pandemic

A Lutheran school teacher who was unexpectedly furloughed. A school secretary struggling to afford groceries now that the office is closed. A pastor who can’t quite make the mortgage payment this month.

These are a few examples of the ordained, commissioned and lay church workers who could receive a special Soldiers of the Cross grant from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) to help cover their expenses amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As of April 30, $321,452 had been distributed in 229 grants to workers across the Synod.

Read more about how the Soldiers of the Cross grant is helping church workers in this Reporter article. 

To learn more about Soldiers of the Cross or give a gift to support the Synod’s workers, visit