Collegiate, Ecclesiastical and Ecumenical Ministry
in the Synod of Lakes and Prairies

The Synod of Lakes and Prairies has a long-standing commitment to collegiate, ecclesiastical and ecumenical ministries within the bounds of the synod. The synod's Ecclesiastical Relations Committee fulfills its mission by supporting and maintaining relationships with these varied ministries, and contributes to the success of these ministries through its grant program.

The funding guidelines here are intended to help the synod be a better steward of its resources, reaching out to serve more students, other individuals and groups, and have a greater impact on a broad range of collegiate, ecumenical and ecclesiastical ministries.

The synod will consider grant proposals that provide short-term financial support to help established ministries become self-sustaining; seed money for new ministries or initiatives of established ministries; or support leadership development opportunities for professional or volunteer ministry leaders.

Those who are involved in ministry to college students, or ministries of institutions or organizations with ecclesiastical or ecumenical ties with the Synod of Lakes and Prairies are encouraged to download, complete and submit grant applications. Applications submitted via e-mail are preferred.

Only institutions and organizations within the bounds of the Synod of Lakes and Prairies are eligible to receive these grants.

Questions may be sent to Duane Sweep, staff liaison for the synod’s Ecclesiastical Relations Committee. He will respond individually to questions, and some questions and answers may be posted to this website.

To apply, save a copy of the appropriate application to your computer and complete it there. When finished, e-mail the form to Duane Sweep at dsweep[at]

Collegiate/Ecclesiastical/Ecumenical Ministry Grant Application Guidelines

Collegiate/Ecclesiastical/Ecumenical Ministry Grant Application