The THRIVE Campaign: Equipping a vibrant church to be sent into the world.
As a synod, with local congregational partnership, launch two new congregation starts in the next three years.
Sharing the Good News is at the core of what it means to be Christian and Lutheran. New congregational starts are one of the primary ways that people come into a relationship with Jesus and the church. It has been more than five years since the Southern Ohio Synod has launched a new congregation. We know where there are opportunities in our Synod to begin new communities of faith. This is the time for us to fulfill our call and to meet the needs of those who want to be church, those who are seeking, and those who do not know Jesus yet.
“I am excited to see the synod target areas for new congregations in areas experiencing population growth. Regardless of one’s own personal political preferences, the headline news illustrate that in these increasingly divisive times, our communities, our state, country and world need to experience the hope and love of Christ more than ever before.”
If the challenge gift amount of $2 million is reached, two congregations will be launched.
|Pastoral Staff||$80,000 annually|
Other costs will be absorbed by the new community through their offerings and gifts.