Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 8:45am

Bishop Eaton has spoken out against the attacks on the Jewish Community.  See ELCA news for more details.

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 4:40pm

Join the journey!

Nearly a quarter of the world’s population lives on less than $2 a day. This Lent, ELCA World Hunger invites you to reflect, give and pray for our neighbors around the world that face this harsh reality.

During this time, we invite your congregation to dedicate a special offering or fundraiser of your choice to support ELCA World Hunger and engage in deeper dialogue and prayer on issues related to hunger and poverty with special focus on Martin Luther in this 500th Reformation anniversary year.


Join us. Check out these resources:


Daily devotions

Order a flip calendar or sign up for the digital version to be delivered to your inbox.


Lenten Study Guide

Order or download this five-week educational series that uncovers how our Lutheran faith shapes our perspective and role in seeking economic justice. A study for children is included.


Bulletin inserts

Spread the word about ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving in your congregation with this bulletin insert.

Find more resources and information at


Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 3:15pm


Leading a new health or human care focused program  (less than 3 years old)  Formerly known as Burst Grants, the Wheat Ridge Emerging Leader Grants provide up to $5,000 for one year or up to $10,000 for two years to inspired leaders. These grants are awarded to change-makers who are:

  • Between the ages of 20 and 35 years old
  • Connected to the Lutheran community
  • Domestic proposals only. International programs are acceptable if the organization is based within the U.S. GrantsPlus is the only grant program to consider proposals for organizations based outside the U.S.

Questions in developing a proposal should be directed to the Programs staff at


  • Up to $10,000 in funding for your program
  • Additional funds to participate in capacity building activities to invest in the effectiveness of the ministry
  • Free attendance to all Wheat Ridge webinars
  • Invitation to attend the annual Emerging Leader Convening, hosted and paid for by Wheat Ridge Ministries
  • Promotion and networking within the Wheat Ridge community


  • How much can I request? Applications can receive up to $5,000 over 1 year or $10,000 over 2 years. Request the amount needed to make significant change for your community.
  • What does the application include? Application includes a narrative project description, budget, and outcomes measurement plan. This is a list of questions found on the proposal application.
  • What is a health or human care project? Health and human care programs encompass the wide range of ways that communities commit to being the hands and feet of Christ in the world. From after-school programs to immigrant and refugee services, health clinics for the under-served to resources for ex-offenders, Wheat Ridge Ministries is looking for innovative projects that promote whole-person health in new and various ways.
  • What types of projects are eligible and how does the review process work? Check our Grant Proposal Review Process and Eligibility Information.
  • Will Wheat Ridge offer guidance on a program plan? Yes! Review these Starting Smart Questions and your team can also access previous webinars if guidance in specific areas is needed.
  • What types of projects have been funded in the past? Visit our Grant Directory and Emerging Leader Project Resource to see successfully funded proposals.
  • How are proposals submitted? Proposals should be submitted via the online form. Access the form by selecting “Apply Now”.
  • When are proposals reviewed? Proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis. Review the Emerging Leader Grant Award Schedule below for upcoming award dates.


Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 3:11pm

Tuesday, February 21 at 5:30pm PT/6:30pm MT/7:30pm CT/8:30pm ET. 

During this month’s webinar we will look ahead together to the 2017 year:

  • With the new federal legislative session in Washington D.C., Andrew Fuller will join us to share more about ELCA Advocacy’s priorities in 2017. Andrew currently serves as the Advocacy Coordinator for ELCA Advocacy.
  • Reformation 2017 Year – last year was ELCA World Hunger’s focus year within “Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA.” How are you planning to keep the energy and excitement present in congregations and synods? What do you have planned to continue raising awareness and working toward a just world where all are fed? Please, come ready to share your plans and ideas for ministry with ELCA World Hunger this year.