The LCMS is blessed with the best biblical doctrine and theology, and yet we struggle to share the Gospel with the not yet saved and effectively disciple the baptized. This Network is designed to equip pastors to leverage mission and ministry systems and to support the Word and Sacrament ministry in making disciples. This Network focuses on training, coaching, and mentoring using 8 systems of ministry including: outreach, assimilation, worship, ministry, stewardship, small groups, leadership, and strategic planning.
To learn more about the Leverage Network, contact Rev. Jason Scheler, Southern District Mission Executive (email or 850-520-0800).
StewardPath prepares and propels your congregation toward faithful steward living. It has two main goals. First, that your members understand that God has entrusted them with everything they have — time, passions, talents, resources, etc. — to use for His purposes. Second, that your members understand that God has gathered them together as a congregation to be faithful stewards of your collective ministries.
The process comes at these two goals in multiple ways, including multigenerational Bible studies, an interactive seminar and a custom month-long initiative that presents the ministries of your congregation in clear, compelling ways. The entire process culminates after three months with a celebration of what God is doing through you all.The goal is that your congregation members are joyfully living as faithful stewards and have dedicated themselves to your ministries.
Christian stewardship is the free and joyous activity of God’s family — the church — in managing life’s resources for His purposes.
The Southern District seeks to provide vision and leadership for mission and ministry as we partner and work together with our congregations to:
In response to what God has done and continues to do for us in Jesus, our Savior and Lord,
… we pray
… we live in His power
… we boldly act on His promises
Congregations of the Southern District are asked to prayerfully consider their financial support of mission and ministry within the District and Synod. They are also asked to pledge this support annually through a Partnership Commitment.
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