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					Presidential
  Address


Eastern District
  Convention
  June, 2006
“City of Light”
Light to the World




  City on a Hill
Mandate




Resources
Message Will be Heard




  Light Will be Seen
   Innovative

      and

Exciting Fashion
     Share the Light




Make Use of Our Resources
  Chaotic
    and
Unpredictable
      Darkness
...to Share the Light
         and
         with
         in the
  thoseDeath dark
  We are not totally
     convinced
We don’t seem to sense
    How Can
     the urgency

              Be?
    Thisourselves
We are satisfied to live in
   the light

While those around us die
       in the dark
    Each age has it’s unique
          challenges

Being the church than being
  members of the church


     The World Prefers the
            Dark
Share the Light
Authenticity


 Integrity
  Apostolic
  Mission
Congregations
Purpose
Encourage
  Equip
Embolden
Share
 the
Light
 Dying
   in
Darkness
Including
   Us
 Quite
  the
Contrary
- St. Paul - St. John - Trinity - Grace


     Help
 Congregations
  Respond to
   bring the
 Opportunities
     light
       to
     Bring
   The Light

- Redeemer - Faith - Good Shepherd
- St. Paul - St. John - Trinity - Grace



   Stewardship
   Respond to
  Faith Sharing
 Opportunities
    Ministry
        to
    Planning
      Bring
   The Light
 Local Missions

- Redeemer - Faith - Good Shepherd
- St. Paul - St. John - Trinity - Grace




   Respond to
  Opportunities
        to
   100,000,000
      Bring
   100 Career
   Missionaries
   The Light
            2,000
- Redeemer - Faith - Good Shepherd
- St. Paul - St. John - Trinity - Grace




   Respond to
  Opportunities
        to
  We Ought to
         40
      Bring to
       able
    be ÷10
   Thedo Light
      That!      4
- Redeemer - Faith - Good Shepherd
- St. Paul - St. John - Trinity - Grace



 ...aren’t doing
what needs to
   Respond to
  be done, and
 Opportunities
we aren’t doing
        to
 what must be
      Bring
    done fast
    The Light
     enough.
- Redeemer - Faith - Good Shepherd
- St. Paul - St. John - Trinity - Grace


           Schools

   Respond to
  Opportunities
       to
     Bring
   The Light

- Redeemer - Faith - Good Shepherd
- St. Paul - St. John - Trinity - Grace


        Schools
      Parochial
    Respond to
    Infrastructure
  Opportunities
       to
     Bring
   The Light

- Redeemer - Faith - Good Shepherd
- St. Paul - St. John - Trinity - Grace

        Schools
       Parochial
    Infrastructure
    Respond to
    19th Century
  Opportunities
   Funding Model
         to
       Bring
    The Light

- Redeemer - Faith - Good Shepherd
- St. Paul - St. John - Trinity - Grace

  Church Workers

   Respond to
  Opportunities
       to
     Bring
   The Light

- Redeemer - Faith - Good Shepherd
- St. Paul - St. John - Trinity - Grace

  Church Workers
   Not pursuing
    excellence
   Respond to
  Opportunities
       to
     Bring
   The Light

- Redeemer - Faith - Good Shepherd
- St. Paul - St. John - Trinity - Grace

  Church Workers
   Not pursuing
    excellence
   Respond to
 Do not have time
 Opportunities
    or energy
         to
        Bring
      The Light

- Redeemer - Faith - Good Shepherd
- St. Paul - St. John - Trinity - Grace

      District Staff

   Respond to
  Opportunities
       to
     Bring
   The Light

- Redeemer - Faith - Good Shepherd
- St. Paul - St. John - Trinity - Grace

      District Staff
Break specialist
  Respond to
mindset...
 Opportunities
       ...Become
      facilitators
       to
        Bring
      The Light

- Redeemer - Faith - Good Shepherd
- St. Paul - St. John - Trinity - Grace




  Too many of us
   Respond to
   are just plain
      stuck.
  Opportunities
         to
        Bring
      The Light

- Redeemer - Faith - Good Shepherd
If we believe we will
    grow disciples

WE NEED A
by replicating an old
NEW VISION
       model


   WE WILL FAIL!
 “We must be
 transformed
by the renewal
of our minds.”
We are making some
    progress...

  ...we cannot focus on
 unproductive declining
     congregations....

  and give birth to new
congregations at the same
          time.
The choice is a simple
       one -


 focus the energies of the
        District Staff
 on those opportunities for
growth and revitalization in
     our congregations.
Shift their focus from
  getting people to
 become members...
...to finding ways to get
 more and more people
     in the community
   surrounding them to
   know who Jesus is.
 We are not in
     the
Church Growth
  business
   We are in
      the
Kingdom Growth
    business
 We are in
    the
business to
I can guarantee you...

   We can help
      and
    We will
We can help
   and
 We will
We can help
   and
 We will
The Eastern District helps
train and equip missional
leaders to discover and
cultivate resources in
order that....
Congregations become
spiritually stronger,
better equipped, more
outwardly focused,
fiscally sound...
Mission Outposts that
identify and embrace
Outreach Opportunities in
their community, their
region and throughout the
world.
I cannot guarantee

What we do in any
given situation will
  be successful.
- St. Paul - St. John - Trinity - Grace


         Optimal
         Qualities
   Respond to
   Willingness...
  Opportunities
         to
    to Change
       Bring
  to Accept Help
    The Light
 to Pay the Price
- Redeemer - Faith - Good Shepherd
- St. Paul - St. John - Trinity - Grace


   Congregations
      Must...
  Respond to
Empower & Trust
 Opportunities
   Leadership
       to
 Outward Focus
     Bring
  The Mindset
Mission Light

- Redeemer - Faith - Good Shepherd
- St. Paul - St. John - Trinity - Grace


   Congregations
      Must...
  Respond to
    Commit to
 Opportunities
   God’s Word
       to
 Power of Prayer
     Bring
   The Light
  Commit their
       Resources
- Redeemer - Faith - Good Shepherd
- St. Paul - St. John - Trinity - Grace


   Congregations
      Must...
    Respond to
     Face facts
  Opportunities
  as real and deal
          them
     withto
       Bring
      Become
  acquainted with
    The Light
   culture around
             them
- Redeemer - Faith - Good Shepherd
- St. Paul - St. John - Trinity - Grace


   Congregations
      Must...
   Respond to
 Opportunities
    Find ways to
 reach & connect
         to
  to the culture
   in aBring
        language
     the natives
     The Light
  can understand

- Redeemer - Faith - Good Shepherd
   This is what I can promise...

   The time of the District
President & District Staff will
  be committed to ongoing
     Transformation of
       congregations
 From a membership
     mentality...



 To becoming
Mission Outposts
Igniter Events

Discipleship
 Witnessing
Stewardship
Partner
Facilitate
 Coach
     Apostolic
 Congregations
 care about the
      mental,
    physical &
spiritual health of
      leaders
Safety Net

  Conflict
Management
 & Dispute
 Resolution
Mission Strategy
  Train Church
Raise Resources
    Summits
    Planters
  Work with
 Congregations

 Evaluate Assets
Devise Strategies

Identify Instruments
Work with Church
 Professionals

to develop mission
  minded leaders
    Keep You
   Informed -

 Tell Stories of
those who share
   the Light!
 Keep You
Informed -

 What is
Happening
     Keep You
    Informed -

What the Board of
Directors is doing
 Keep You
Informed -

About our
Partners
 We will...


Link you to
Resources
  We will...

Point you to
  training
opportunities
  And we will
 expect you to
    hold up
your end of the
   operation
What I will not
     do
Is ask you for
     more
    money.
   You and I
       are
  the Eastern
 District of the
Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod
My expectation...

Every congregation will
 want to be a part of an
enterprise that is bigger
       than itself.
My expectation...

Every congregation will
       support the
  work of the District
spiritually & materially
My expectation...


 Every congregation
  will want help to
      transform
Apostolic
Congregations
with a mission
focus....

        have a scriptural
        understanding of
         their resources
Apostolic
Congregations
with a mission
focus....

       allocate time and
            abilities and
                finances
Apostolic
Congregations
with a mission
focus....

 look for opportunities to
     share the abundance
 $2,500




C.S.


C.S.
$2,500
  13%
$150,000
   $2,500
Witnes
  300
$2,200.0
    s
    0
people
 Wksp




Eastern
Beaver
$2,500
District
Synod
 Falls
   My
Expectation
Apostolic Mission
 Congregations




    Share the
      Light
Alternating Current
Things Change
Vision!
  Share
the
    Light
Apostolic Mission
 Congregations




   Ablaze!
Apostolic Mission
 Congregations



  Look to be
 transformed
Apostolic Mission
 Congregations



   ...by the
 power of the
  Holy Spirit
Apostolic Mission
 Congregations



 ...will not let
 others die in
   the dark...
Apostolic Mission
 Congregations



  ...while we
    have the
 resources...
Apostolic Mission
 Congregations



    ...the
 knowledge...
Apostolic Mission
 Congregations



   ...and the
    desire...
Apostolic Mission
 Congregations



    ...to do
  something
   about it!
We will...


             SHARE
              THE
             LIGHT!

				
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