Messiah Lutheran Foundation

Helping to carry out the mission of Messiah Lutheran Ministries 

today and into the future by: 

Building relationships and prayerfully walking with God’s people

Connecting people with resources regarding biblical generosity and legacy/estate planning

Connecting philanthropic passions with the goals of the church and school

Ensuring disciplined stewardship of the abundant gifts God has entrusted us to protect the long-term vision of Messiah Lutheran Ministries

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Out of hearts transformed, create a passionate financial legacy for bringing people to know, love and follow Jesus to advance His kingdom to all future generations.


In 1988, the Messiah Lutheran Foundation was formed to help raise funds for the purchase of the land to expand ministry areas to include our great hall, sanctuary, and lower-level areas.

The Foundation has supported many special projects, created new endowment funds for investment in the future, and partnered with local professional advisors and the LCMS Foundation to supply access to an array of estate planning tools and services.

The work of the Foundation is accomplished through a linking agreement with Messiah Lutheran Church and School.


The Messiah Foundation helps Messiah be Messiah today, tomorrow and until Christ returns.

Celebrate the Messiah Foundation | August 11

The Messiah Lutheran Foundation helps carry out the mission of Messiah Lutheran Ministries today and into the future. Sunday, August 11, in between services, stop by the Great Hall and Café to learn more about the Foundation and the many areas they support. Chat with Director of Development, Scott Ernstmeyer, about leaving a legacy, and get your tickets for LutherFest II. Our fingerprints are everywhere!