Mission Endoment Fund

Joy Lutheran holds an endowment fund tasked with supporting ministries and projects:

  •         within the congregation
  •        within the Tulsa metropolitan area
  •        within the ELCA Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod
  •       within the ELCA church-wide body

The Board of the endowment fund meets quarterly, and approves and issues disbursements semi-annually as funds are available and requests are received.  Anyone who has a ministry or a project idea, either well developed and underway or just in the formative stages, is welcome to complete the MEF Request for Disbursement form and return it to the church office.  All requests will be considered.  Available funds and other projects being funded will impact each project requesting a disbursement.

To apply:  Download MEFrequest.pdf form, fill out form and send to Joy before the May 15, 2017 5:00pm deadline or before November 20, 2017 for the next entry.

MEF Request for Disbursement forms must be resubmitted after each semi-annual disbursement to be considered for the next disbursement period. 


 Community Outreach Opportunities

The members of Joy have been involved a variety of community outreach opportunities. Members volunteer with other organizations as well including:

  • Habitat For Humanity
  • Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
  • St. John's Hospital
  • St. Francis Hospital and Children's Hospital
  • Restore Hope Ministries
  • Day Center for the Homless
  • The Salvation Army
  • The Little Light House
  • Prision Ministries in Oklahoma
  • Heifer International
  • Blue Star Mothers of Broken Arrow
  • Family Art Night
  • Jenks Community Food Bank
  • Family and Children's Services
  • Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
  • and many more....







The Habitat/Thrivent Builds "wall raising" for
House # 4 in Tulsa

Sorting canned goods at the Community Food
Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

Touring Restore Hope Ministries

 If you are interested in learning more about the community groups that meet at Joy Lutheran, check out our Community Groups page!