The Organic Structure of Augustana District
Board of World Missions
BWM’s task is really two-fold. First, it will sort and sift through numerous already existing international mission projects to identify those that are consistent with our theological emphasis and fiscally worthy of support. These will be made available to congregations who may wish, voluntarily, to support them. This saves each congregation the time and work of sifting through them all by themselves. Secondly, BWM is responsible for administering and supervising any District-wide mission projects that the annual convention may establish.
Board of Congregational Missions
This Board exists to provide specific services to congregations, as they desire. Consistent with LCMC practice, churches maintain control of their call process, but BCM is available for advice, counsel, and support--including providing background checks. BCM also creates a recommended but voluntary set of salary guidelines and mediates conflict within and between churches when internal efforts have failed. BCM also exists to help, support, guide, and partner with new congregations that want to join LCMC and/or associate with the Augustana District, and to assist congregations in being vital, healthy communities of faith. Additionally, BDM is responsible for public relations, publicity, and any and all means of “getting the word out” about Augustana.
Board of Theology & Ministry
Board of Christian Education
This board exists to encourage, support, and provide resources for the study of Scripture and religious education within member congregations; and shall relate to, partner with, and lend support to Sola Publishing and potentially to other organizations that identify with our theological commitments and our mission objectives. BCE also organizes Christian Education events, such as Confirmation Retreats.