Goal: Using a variety of media, especially the human voice of faith, tell the mission stories of what God is doing through the Church, including a particular focus on ministries of the ELCA in its many and various places.
Rationale: Telling mission stories is not the same as sharing information or learning and study. Telling the story of what the living Christ is doing through the Church’s ministry typically generates and/or invites a faithful and thankful response from listeners.
Strategy: Summarize and describe what the Lower Susquehanna Synod does, using a variety of ways, to connect with members of our congregations so that they can affirm, “Yes, that’s a good thing to be doing as the church.”
Strategy: The Lower Susquehanna Synod Assistant to the Bishop for Evangelical Mission, along with the synod Stewardship Education and Mission Support Table, will communicate quarterly with synod leaders (Synod Council Members, Conference Deans and Secretaries) about Mission Support challenges and with Mission Interpretation stories. There will also be quarterly communication with congregational treasurers, pastors and Congregation Councils that includes mission interpretation material along with the quarterly giving report.
Strategy: The Bishop, Synod Council Members, the Assistant to the Bishop for Evangelical Mission, and conference deans and secretaries will meet annually with Congregation Councils and Assembly voting members for consultation and mission interpretation.
Strategy: Conference teams of Mission Interpreters will be created. The Assistant to the Bishop for Evangelical Mission, the Synod Communicator, and/or volunteer Mission Interpretation Coordinator will use primarily electronic technology to provide resources for the Mission Interpreters.