“One of the great things about working with this project, it has fruitfully agitated our synod to try to knock down the silence about money and the economic challenges of our pastors.
In the process, we’ve learned things we didn’t know about how their debt was impacting their ministry and we’ve always been able to encourage them to be freed from their economic debt and other economic challenges, to feel more confident, to be able to lead more deeply, and to teaching their folks about generosity.”
+ Bishop Jon Anderson
The Lilly Endowment Inc. grant of $500,000 was our first lead gift to the Funding Initiative. It launched the Ministerial Excellence Fund, a fund we have within the Embrace God’s Mission + Equip God’s People Funding Initiative’s focus, called Develop Servant Leaders.
This is the video was shown at our 2018 Synod Assembly highlighting some of the impact of the Lilly grants in four synods. Please make use of it with congregational leaders or other situations.
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The synod invites you to think about, pray about, and consider contributing financially in a way that fits your capacity and passion.
Send your gift to: SW MN Synod, PO Box 499, Redwood Falls, MN 56283.
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