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Northwest District (LCMS) Fund Raising Campaigns Records

Identifier: NWD.21

Scope and Contents

The Forward In Remembrance files contain information about the fund raising effort, along with notes on the congregational projects that were funded.

The Catch the Vision of His Mission files contain correspondence, documents, and minutes related to the administration and progress of the campaign, along with documents that were used to inform constituents and to train participants.


  • 1978 - 1991

Language of Materials

Collection materials are inEnglish.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for research by appointment.

Conditions Governing Use Note

The Northwest District Archives is the owner of the materials in the Fund Raising Campaigns Collection and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Northwest District Archives before any reproduction use. Copyright resides with the creator of the documents or their heirs. The status of copyright is governed by the Copyright Law of the U. S. (Title 17, U.S.C.). In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Historical note

Forward In Remembrance, a project of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, was conceived to raise $75 million to support overseas missions, to assist Districts with special projects, and to assist church work students. The congregational phase began in 1980. A final report to the Synod appeared dated May 28, 1982.

Catch the Vision of His Mission, also known as the Cooperative Funding Project, was a Northwest District project. After initial feasibility exploration, the program was designed for local congregations to raise money for themselves, for the Northwest District, and for Concordia University. Initial activities were done under the leadership of Don J. Pinson Associates. In December, 1990, the contract with Pinson was terminated. The program was revised to use current staff to carry out the various aspects of the program under the Northwest District Planned Giving Counselor, Wade Janssen, as coordinator. Janssen made a financial report to the District Board of Directors on February 17, 1992, and a final report to the Board at their meeting on August 31 to September 1, 1992.


0.7 Linear Feet (in one record box)


The records of two fund raising campaigns in the Northwest District, Forward in Remembrance and Catch the Vision of His Mission.


The collection is arranged in two Series: Series 1, Forward in Remembrance. Series 2, Catch the Vision of His Mission.

Guide to the Northwest District (LCMS) Fund Raising Campaign Records An Inventory at the Northwest District Archives
Nolan R. Bremer
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Repository Details

Part of the Northwest District (Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod) Archives Repository

Northwest District Archives
Concordia University
2811 NE Holman St.
Portland Oregon 97211-6099 USA