Open Doors

Open Doors

Ministry grants for congregations



Thank you for your interest in Open Doors Grants. The Open Doors initiative was launched to support congregations in meeting new people during a time of re-gathering in physical spaces, as COVID-19 health considerations allowed. In June 2021, 134 grants were awarded to ELCA congregations by random selection.

Grant applicants and recipients are implementing their ideas and will be invited to share their learnings toward the end of 2021. All applicants committed to answering a survey for the next three years so the church can continue to learn together.

Together as the ELCA, we share a ministry goal of connecting with a million new people and activating our communities so that more people may know the way of Jesus.

Read more about Open Doors Grants.


Map of Open Doors recipients


We invite you to share your ideas for meeting new people using the "bulletin board" below, whether or not you plan to submit a grant application. To create a post, click or tap the pink (+) button at the bottom of the board. If you feel comfortable, include your congregation’s name and location.

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