The THRIVE Campaign: Equipping a vibrant church to be sent into the world.
The Synod will be seen as leading and providing networks through which lay leaders will be more highly equipped for leadership within their congregations, be more effective in their communities, and thrive in their ministries.
Often lay leaders in some congregations are thrust into leadership and left alone to lead. Some do this well and others need help along the way. The Synod can provide the resources to make us stronger and better together. How? The resources may come from other congregations, or with the assistance of an “expert” in a certain field (evangelism, stewardship, governance, worship) where the Synod can provide a resource to a number of congregations at once to help reduce the overall expense to a single congregation.
“Training from the Synod for lay leaders would be a huge blessing for me. To be successful at any new job/position training is critical. Training offered from the Synod would be a welcome guide for me, to hopefully be able to do my best when asked to serve the congregation.”
As the base goal is exceeded, money will be invested in additional congregations for Stewardship for All Seasons, more direct training for congregational presidents, and for more storytelling work amongst congregations. If funding allows, a $100,000 lay leader training endowment will be launched.
To enable virtual meetings
|Council Presidents Training||$25,000|
|Stewardship for All Seasons
per congregation to underwrite cost
|Raising up new leaders||$23,800|