The THRIVE Campaign: Equipping a vibrant church to be sent into the world.
Engage all congregations across the Synod to enhance their own worship and music opportunities, and share their resources and knowledge to assist other congregations.
Weekly worship – hearing the gospel proclaimed, and gathering together around the font and table – is the cornerstone of who we are as Lutherans. A vibrant worship life: feeds our connectedness to Christ, our faith community, and its guests; renews spirits for our Monday-through-Saturday lives; and empowers us for ministry and mission. Congregations dealing with the challenges of limited human and financial resources will be empowered to provide more vibrant worship though this initiative.
Some synod congregations are seeking help in enhancing their worship experiences so that they may better witness to God’s love, others seek support in creating more welcoming worship experiences, while still others desire assistance in developing new forms of worship that are effective in a new age. Most congregations face the challenges of providing vibrant worship in the face of limited human and financial resources.
To address these needs, the Southern Ohio Synod, through its “Thrive! Equipping a Vibrant Church Together” initiative, will:
“This initiative excites me because the multiple layers of support it provides – from examples of excellent worship at Synod events to one-on-one support at the congregational level – will be inspiring for pastors and lay leaders alike, which will in turn inspire people at local congregations as what was learned at Synod events is tailored to fit their churches.”
$125,000 in the base goal
|Synod Worship Coordinator||$50,500|
|Specialist stipend||$10,000 each|
|(5 needed covers 2 years)||$50,000|
|If we exceed the base goal:|
|An additional year of specialists||$25,000|
|A Worship Training endowment||$50,000|