Ways to Give

Whether you have time or resources to give, your donation helps us achieve our mission and grow in service to God, the Church, and our constituency.

Thank you for your support of the ministry at Shetek!

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Thank you for considering a gift to Shetek Lutheran Ministries. Your support of this important ministry is appreciated. If you have any questions or would like more information on any of the gift options please contact us.

Shetek Lutheran Ministries

14 Keeley Island Drive

Slayton, MN 56172

Phone: (507) 763-3567



Join us for one of our ‘Fun’draisers!

Quilt Auction

We will have a live auction in 2021!  It will be outside in the courtyard.

Golf Tournament - G.O.L.F. XXIII

Join us on Monday, June 21!


Need more Chacos?  Shetek will receive 25% of sales through this special Chaco promotion!

Pelican 5k

Join us on Saturday, June 26 for our run/walk by the lake!

Can You Support Shetek By Volunteering?

If you have more time than money and are the kind of person who wants to make a change in people’s lives, consider volunteering at Shetek.

Annual Giving

Your gifts are helping to give children a Christ-Centered week of camp that will change their lives.

In addition to the $100 or more of annual financial support provided, members help:

  • As good-will ambassadors of Shetek Lutheran Ministries
  • By encouraging others to support this ministry with their gifts
  • Through the promotion of Shetek Lutheran Ministries’ Christ-centered programs

A momento of your generosity:

  • Regular listing in the donor honor roll listing in the “Signal” newsletter & annual report.
  • Invitations to special events for Pelican Club members.

Download the Pelican Club Brochure

Click to Join the Pelican Club Online

Your gifts are helping to provide Christ-centered weeks of camp that will change lives. 

The ‘Timber Society’ was established in 2005, to provide a broad, firm financial base upon which ministry can be carefully built and expanded.  The name was chosen in recognition of the symbolism of the protection and comfort provided by the great trees on Keeley Island for so many years.  Timber Society members will provide that same protection and comfort for this ministry for years to come.

You are invited to join this faithful group of supporters and participate as a partner in ministry with Shetek Lutheran Ministries by becoming a ‘Timber Society’ member by donating $500 or more annually.  Your gifts will bless the lives of all participants as they are touched by the power of the Gospel when they experience and participate in the programs of Shetek Lutheran Ministries.

  • $1,500+: Oak Timber Society Member
  • $1,000+: Ash Timber Society Member
  • $750+: Maple Timber Society Member
  • $500+: Timber Society Member

A memento of your generosity.

  • Regular listing in the donor honor roll listing in the “Signal” newsletter & annual report.
  • Invitaitons to special events for Timber Society members.

Click to join the Timber Society online

Ongoing support of Shetek Lutheran Ministries can be achieved through planned giving. There are a variety of options available.

You can become a Legacy Partner through:

  • Remembering Shetek through a Bequest in your will or trust.
  • Including Shetek as a full or partial beneficiary in Life Insurance or Annuity policies.
  • Entering into a Charitable Lifetime Income Agreement.
  • The outright gift of Cash, StocksBonds or Real Estate of a certain value.

Members are honored by:

  • A special personalized memento.
  • An annual get-together of LEGACY PARTNERS.
  • Special invitations to important Shetek Lutheran Ministries events.

Download the Legacy Partners Brochure

Please contact us for more information or if you are interested in becoming a Legacy Partner.  Also, see below for a resource for our Legacy Partners.  

Thrivent Choice®

As a Thrivent client with membership benefits, you may be eligible to direct Thrivent Choice Dollars® to Shetek Lutheran Ministries. Follow the directions below to see if you have Choice Dollars® available to direct and if so, we appreciate your support through the Thrivent Choice® program.


By Phone

  1. Call 1-800-THRIVENT (1-800-847-4836) and state “Thrivent Choice” when prompted.
  2. Press 1 to direct Choice Dollars.
  3. Your call will then be transferred to a customer care professional for completion.
  4. Our Organization Name is listed as: “Shetek Lutheran Ministries”, 14 Keeley Island Drive, Slayton, MN 56172



  1. Head to thrivent.com
  2. Sign in with your username and password or register for an account.
  3. Once you have registered and signed in, scroll down the page and select the “Direct Choice Dollars” button under the Thrivent Choice heading.
  4. If you have previously directed to Shetek Lutheran Ministries you can click “Direct Now” next to our name or you can enter “Shetek” into the Keywords box.
  5. Next to our name (listed as Shetek Lutheran Ministries), click the “Direct Now” button. You will be able to direct all or specific number of your Choice Dollars®. As a reminder, you’ll need to direct Choice Dollars® every year. We’ll help you remember to do so!
  6. Click the “submit” button and you’ll see a confirmation that the direction has been completed. Thank you!

Become a “Legacy Partner” with Shetek

Create your legacy and ensure the continuation of God’s work in the world for years to come.  Legacy Partners recognizes and honors the generous friends who have included Shetek Lutheran Minsitries in their estate plans.  Typically an “estate gift” is one that is promised now but received at a future time.  Examples of estate gifts are a bequest through a will, life insurance, and gift annuities or trusts.  

Shetek Lutheran Ministries is a partner in the Western MN Planned Giving Partnership.  Our Regional Gift Planner is Rev. Keith Pearson (pictured at right).  He’ll help you navigate your options to maximize your financial and estate-planning goals. There’s no cost or obligation.  His services are free of charge for anyone who is interested in exploring charitable gifting through their estate.  Here is his contact information. 

Rev. Keith Pearson
Regional Gift Planner for Western Minnesota
ELCA Foundation

125 Birch Ave. SE
New London, MN 56273
Mobile: 612-718-4197

More Ways to Give

In Kind Gifts

In kind gifts are new or gently used items that your camp is in need of. (See wish list below!)

Shetek’s Wish List

Vehicles in good condition – mini-vans and a pick-up truck

Flatscreen, smart TV’s

17 ft. aluminum canoes

Vest style lifejackets

Box fans

Art supplies – paper, beads, stickers, etc.

Office supplies – reams of paper, dry erase markers, etc.



Memorial Gifts

Share a gift with SLM in memory or in honor of someone special to you.  These gifts can make a difference for your camp and for all who come to Shetek.  Contact us at camp@shetek.org or call 507-763-3567 to request a special packet to use when giving a memorial or honorarium.

Scholarship Fund

Gifts given to the Scholarship fund benefit campers and retreat guests that would not have the opportunity to experience the ministry of Shetek without financial assistance.


Many opportunities are available to share your gifts and skills in support of the ministry at Shetek.  We are always in need of volunteers in the spring when we get ready for our busy summer season and again in the fall as we try to stay ahead of the leaves and close some of the buildings up until the next season.  There are usually projects going on throughout the year so please contact us if you are interested in learning more. Email us at camp@shetek.org.

Send a Cash Gift

Give a gift to Shetek Lutheran Ministries by mailing your check to:
Shetek Lutheran Ministries
14 Keeley Island Drive
Slayton, MN 56172

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