A Dollar for Missions

The Central Illinois District encourages its congregations to invite their members to contribute one dollar per member per week for missions, in addition to their ordinary offerings. This kind of over-and-above giving is called “A Dollar for Missions” (DFM).

“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9). As God’s blood-bought people, we therefore give of the resources that the Lord has placed at our disposal. We make contributions to support the proclamation of the Gospel and the administration of the Sacraments at home and elsewhere.

We give sacrificially, digging deep at times. Realistically, one dollar per week does not amount to much of a sacrifice for most of us. Still, many gifts of one dollar a week add up, and they enable CID to provide funding for missions in a new way.


You can also view our 5-minute video on DFM by clicking here.

Where can your congregation obtain a receptable like the one shown in the video? Click here. A logo for you to place on the receptacle is available here - PDF | JPG.

Projects DFM supports:

After DFM funds are received, CID makes them available to support projects in the following order of priority:

  1. New church starts
  2. Mission-focused augmentations to existing ministries
  3. Established CID Missions such as Ministry in Spanish, Campus Ministry, Deaf Ministry, and Prison Ministry

Forms to apply for DFM funds:

FORM 1 - Application for beginning DFM funding
FORM 2 - Application for continued DFM funding
FORM 3 - Report from a congregation drawing subsidy DFM funds