Congregations across North America have splintered over the decisions of the 2009 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. This has created a growing number of mission start-up churches. While funding these by the District will not likely be a possibility, BDM exists to help, support, guide and partner with new congregations that want to join LCMC and/or associate with the Augustana District. Additionally, BDM is responsible for public relations, publicity, and any and all means of “getting the word out” about Augustana.
The Congregational Visioning Process is a tool congregation’s may use to process congregational discernment. Where is God leading your congregation? How do we discern? This process uses prayer, scripture, and mutual conversation as the components that work toward a collective consensus of where God is leading. Feel free to adapt it to fit your own needs.
|Jan Ferguson||(Council Rep)|
|Pastor Becky Hand||Life in Grace, Odessa, TX|
|Pr. Nathan Hanson, (Interim)||Living Word Lutheran Alexandria, MN|
|Pastor Craig Rew-Werling||Living Word, Milbank, SD|
|Pastor Terrill Sorensen||Britton Parish, Britton, SD|
|Pastor Kelly Wasberg||Living Word, Marshall, MN|
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