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New Mission2018-02-21T11:25:36+00:00
New Mission as Renewal

New Mission as Renewal

We are a church that is deeply rooted – and always being made new.  On Feburary 1, 2018, we welcomed Pastor Jennifer to our synod staff as Director for Evangelical Mission for New Mission! To deepen our capacity for mission in the name of Jesus on the territory of our synod, her primary emphasis is developing new expressions of church within our congregations’ communities. At the heart of her ministry is helping us think about church differently.  Rather than starting with the traditional invitation to ‘Come and See’ (or ‘come to us’), new expressions meet people in the world – right where they are – through listening, loving, community building, and serving in the name of Jesus. New expressions flow outward from the congregation into the community or emerge within the community itself.

Jennifer Christ

Pastor Jennifer is passionate about helping the churched, un-churched, and de-churched, explore new ways of growing in faith and following Jesus. If you are looking to explore a new expression in your community or congregation, or are seeking tools to better understand and respond to your community’s needs, we invite you to contact Pastor Jennifer at jhope@lss-elca.org or 717-652-1852.

New Mission Grants Available

Congregations committed to supporting or growing new expressions of the church engaged in God’s mission are invited to apply for a new mission grant. Through the generosity of gifts earmarked for congregational renewal in the Lower Susquehanna Synod’s Always Being Made New campaign and through our synod’s participation in the ELCA’s missional pilot, new mission grants. Contact Pastor Jennifer for more information.