The Equipping the Saints mission appeal is a bold plan to raise $2.3 million to invest in innovation, collaboration and leadership ministries in the Greater Milwaukee Synod, ELCA — including Outreach for Hope.

We received an initial grant in March of 2022 to develop long-term fundraising and planned giving capabilities to ensure long-term viability for growing collaborative ministries. With the grant monies, our Executive Director and Board met with a fundraising consultant to discuss and vision ways that the ministry could encourage and support collaboration through the Outreach for Hope Ministry partners and throughout the synod.

“The financial support of the Equipping the Saints campaign has helped us grow in our fund-raising efforts and strengthen our ability to deepen the relationships between congregations and individuals alike. We have just begun, but I look forward to how this new learning and direction will continue to help foster growth for our organization and in turn for our synod ministries as well.” – Pr. Chris Manke, OFH Executive Director