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||Living Word, Alexandria, MN|
|Pastor Nathan Hanson, Chair||Interim Pastor
Living Word Lutheran Alexandria, MN
|Pastor Craig Nehring, Council Rep||Zion & Peace, Caroline, WI|
|Pastor Craig Rew-Werling||Hosanna, Watertown, SD|
|Pastor Terrill Sorensen||Britton Parish, Britton, SD|
|Pastor Thomas Thorstad||St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran, Sanborn, NY|
|Pastor Kelly Wasberg||Living Word, Marshall, MN|
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