We formally announced the Embrace God’s Mission + Equip God’s People Funding Initiative at last year’s Synod Assembly. Our mission as a synod calls us to empower and equip people. Our investment will bring significant improvements to our synod’s congregations and leaders.
We are working on communication materials for your congregation to better understand the impact your generosity brings to your synod. At our upcoming Synod Assembly you will receive updated videos, bulletin inserts, and a one page handout that will show our progress in this Funding Initiative.
We have three main priorities, “Deepen Congregational Vitality, Enhance Local and Global Mission and Develop Servant Leaders” within the Funding Initiative. The graphic below shows how your gift is currently designated when you give to the overall Funding Initiative.
Some people are giving gifts directed to the Ministerial Excellence Fund. It is part of the Develop Servant Leaders emphasis. If a gift is given, it is divided up into the percentages noted in the graphic. Some are making designations to Debt Reduction part of that project. Gifts to the Ministerial Excellence Fund will be matched by our Lilly Endowment Inc. grant up to $250,000.
No matter where you feel called to give and how much, your generous donation makes a difference.