Congregational Budget – Congregations often place LSS in their annual budgets with either a designated amount or as a percentage of offerings. Doing so helps a congregation serve people through LSS in a consistent and planned way.
Grants – Some congregations have special endowments that offer outreach and service grants for special programs or projects. Giving in this way helps congregations focus on projects central to their missions.
Special Events – Congregations will sometimes design a special project such as a marathon/run, or pancake breakfast that raises funds to strengthen our service to others. This is a great way to engage the wider community and draw people to the congregation’s campus.
Volunteer Opportunities – As LSS continues to grow our volunteer experiences your members are invited to give of their time and talent to support social ministry. Volunteers may serve on a board or committee, to write notes of encouragement to struggling clients, assist with special projects and more.
Item Donations – LSS collects needed items for people we serve through our Operation Christmas drive and Special Kit collections. It is always wise to check with us before beginning a collection as needs can change rapidly based on the circumstances of our clients.
Special In-Kind Donations – In some of our communities partnerships provide unique sharing of resources. Whether it be donating the use of unused office space or providing meals to a program on a regular basis, creative solutions in specific communities allow for a unique connection between congregations and LSS.
Friendly Referrals – Of course we are here to serve you and the wide variety of programs and services offered by LSS will likely coincide with the needs of some congregation members. By better understanding the array of offerings LSS has, congregation members can help link those services to those who can benefit by sharing a personal recommendation.