Dear Pastor and Members of St. Paul’s Lutheran,
The Southern Ohio Synod’s Thrive! Campaign will be concluding in June. Despite the challenges caused by the pandemic, congregations like St. Paul’s have made what currently amounts to an incredible $965,675 in commitments to Thrive! because they faced the challenges with generosity, boldness and hope! Thank you!
Your faithful partnership in the Thrive! Campaign helped us: • Train over 1200 church leaders in “Effective Congregation Council” workshops. • Mentor dozens of pastors to have more impactful ministries through the “Synod Coaching Program”. • Teach 23 congregations taking part in the “Stewardship for All Seasons” (SAS) about strategic planning, best uses of social ministry and developing year-round stewardship programs to grow their ministry. • Address the looming clergy shortage through the ”Synod Authorized Minister” (SAM) program that is currently training 7 laypersons to do pastoral ministry. • Empower “Emerging Lutheran Worshipping Communities” such as “Tikkun Farms” and “Saints, Sinners, & Sandwiches” to reach people for Jesus using non-traditional means. May the love of God, the grace of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit, fill you with peace and confident hope!
Yours in Christ,
Pastor Larry Donner
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