Do you have an idea for a “New Ministry Start”? If you do, I would love to talk to you about it! I know that there are people around the Montana Synod who are wondering about new possibilities for new ministries. One of the joys of my position is wondering how new ministries might come to life here in the Synod. So, let’s talk!
Pastors and Congregational Leaders: Be looking for the packet for your congregation’s leadership to determine what your intent for giving to the work of the Synod and the whole church will be in 2019. As you work on your budget and as you lift up and encourage stewardship in these days, please use these resources to help inspire people as you join in conversation together and determine how much you will give for the sake of the whole church. And please remember to return the Statement of Intent to the Synod Office as soon as you can. We are church together!
To leaders in congregations (and pastors and LPAs): Communication and relationships. It is important! It is critical! It is one of the challenges that we hear about in the Synod office – that people do not know what is happening in the Synod or the whole church. Please encourage people to sign up for the Synod’s newsletter, or sign them up yourself, or make a request for people to give their address to the church office if they would like to receive the newsletter. Be creative, but please help to get information out to the people in the congregations about how we are church together. And thanks for what you are doing to help people to know and understand!
Yours, in love and service to our Lord,
Peggy Paugh Leuzinger
Director for Evangelical Mission
for the Montana Synod
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Resources for strengthening Congregations
Rev. Peggy Paugh Leuzinger
Director for Evangelical Mission (DEM) for the Montana Synod of the ELCA