October 22, 2018

How to Teach Congregations about Mission Support

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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve talked to Congregation Councils and congregational members who do not understand what the synod and ELCA do with the dollars contributed by our congregations. And often our rostered leaders aren’t sure how to teach the compelling stories that arise from the use of these funds in our synod, across the ELCA and Globally.

Help is at hand! Living Lutheran (our ELCA magazine) recently had an article and a teaching guide to help congregations understand the impact of Mission Support. This can be used as a three or four week series in adult education classes, condensed as part of new member orientation, and adapted for confirmation and youth.

It’s attached here so you can download right now!

Larry Smoose,

Synod Generosity Team