Support Institutional Ministries

Our Partners in Ministry

Financial support for Institutional Ministries comes from over 3,000 individuals, nearly 400 congregations, and over 300 WELS/ELS Elementary Schools and organizations who all share our passion for Jesus' "other sheep" to have the opportunity to hear the voice of their Shepherd.

While our ministry is affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), it is an independent (para-synodical) ministry that is not funded by the WELS. 

Would you like to partner with us in shining the light of Jesus’ love on the walled-in souls of our communities?

Institutional Ministries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a Federal Tax ID number of 39-1099642. Your gift may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. Please consult with your tax adviser and/or the IRS for details.

"Talk to anyone who has ever done ministry inside a prison and one of the comments that you are bound to hear is how personally edifying and uplifting it is to share God’s Word with people in prison." - Chaplain Joseph Radsek

Leave a Legacy

The Plank Road Legacy Society was established in 2013 to recognize committed supporters of Institutional Ministries who have included this special work of the Lord in their estate plans. It is a way for these Christians to continue their support of this special ministry after the Lord blesses them with eternal life in heaven.

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Thrivent Choice Dollars

If you are a Thrivent client, please consider directing your Thrivent Choice Dollars® to Institutional Ministries. These Thrivent grant funds help us continue to shine the light of Jesus’ love on the walled-in souls of our communities. 

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Be a Blessing!

We ask that you prayerfully consider partnering with us in this ministry so that we might continue shining the light of Jesus’ love behind the walls.

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Looking for Other Ways to Give?

Consider becoming a volunteer. Our volunteers go into Extended care facilities, Correctional facilities, host Caring support groups and even assisting writing for our GraceLinks Devotions.

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Ministry Behind the Walls

Institutional Ministries is a nonprofit organization established in 1901 that carries out behind-the-walls ministry by shining the light of Jesus’ love into hearts.