The church includes the three expressions -- congregations, synods and the churchwidje organization. We have heard people say "We are able to do so much more together." Mission support is what allows us to do so much more together than what we can do as individuals or congregations. Please see how you might use this article and the study guide in your congregation, with the church council, during an adult forum or other setting to help people to understand how we are church together.
If you have questions, please contact me! Blessings to you!
How often do you hear the question, “What is Mission Support?” Or maybe you hear something like,
“We just don’t understand what Mission Support does.” We know that Mission Support can be complicated to explain, especially conveying its connection to congregational life. In a recent article in Living Lutheran, Pastor Robert Blezard defines Mission Support and why it’s vital to all three expressions of the ELCA.
We encourage you to share this article, which provides insight into how Mission Support works and testimony from ELCA congregations who faithfully share Mission Support, extending
their ministry beyond their own communities. The article also comes with a helpful study guide!
Yours, in love and service to our Lord,
Peggy Paugh Leuzinger
Director for Evangelical Mission
for the Montana Synod
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Rev. Peggy Paugh Leuzinger
Director for Evangelical Mission (DEM) for the Montana Synod of the ELCA