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The ELCA Macedonia Project is a two-year initiative to help congregations grow in their stewardship practices, and in their capacity to be generous in their mission support.
Building our capacity to change the world in Jesus’ name
An integrated and holistic approach to this initiative which assists congregations to build capacity for mission for the long haul.
The Congregational Cohort Model includes twenty healthy, high potential congregations from the Minneapolis Area and Saint Paul Area Synods. The diverse group of congregations share these common characteristics: strong leadership; a commitment to mission beyond themselves; an openness to change and growth. Through this process, they will take a significant step forward in the development of their stewardship ministry and in deepening their financial commitment to the mission of their congregations and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
Once again, we are offering congregations in our synod the opportunity to participate in the Macedonia Project . This 15 month intentional process of learning, reflection and conversation will begin with an informational meeting on January 24, 2013 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Minneapolis Area Synod Conference Room. Pastors and lay team leaders from interested congregations are invited to attend.
Up to ten congregations from our synod can attend. If you are interested in being part of this project, or would like more information regarding the scope of the project and the commitment of your congregation, please contact Susan Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651.224.4313.
Areas of emphasis, learning, and strategy development
- Building a strong biblical and theological foundation for stewardship development
- Sharpening vision for mission
- Engaging diverse groups of givers and helping them grow
- Communicating the message through branding, technology, social media
- Developing leaders
- Creating integrated holistic year-round stewardship ministry
- Celebrating our identity as the Body of Christ through the ELCA
For more information on the Congregational Cohort Model or on other portions of the Macedonia Project in the Saint Paul Area Synod, please contact Susan Miller at email@example.com.