God is at work through our hands as we work together to build a firm foundation for the future of Leadership and Mission here in South Dakota. A few months ago, congregations received a draft outlining the goals of a proposed synodical campaign for leadership and mission. We have been receiving excellent feedback from all around the state and have begun a feasibility study. Once the study is completed there will be final report and a final recommendation to the 2014 Synod Assembly.
The draft of the campaign proposes that a portion of the South Dakota Synod Campaign (two-thirds of a tithe) be given to the ELCA’s Always Being Made New Campaign for the ELCA. Our churchwide partners are strongly supportive of this way of participating in the nation-wide campaign. Our hope is that congregations in South Dakota will embrace the South Dakota Synod Campaign for Mission and Leadership as the primary way of supporting both the Synod and Churchwide appeals.
We welcome your questions, ideas and concerns related to the South Dakota Synod Campaign for Mission and Leadership. Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.