As announced at the 2022 Synod Assembly, the Greater Milwaukee Synod has received a grant of $175,000 from the Siebert Lutheran Foundation for the racial equity initiatives of the Equipping the Saints mission appeal. The grant for “Building an Authentically Diverse Church” will help fund the position of an Assistant to the Bishop for Authentic Diversity and Leadership, which is a key initiative in the Investment in Leadership. Siebert grant funds will also subsidize the Authentic Diversity Audit of the Synod. Equipping the Saints is helping build our ministries and work together, and we give thanks for the partnership and support of the Siebert Lutheran Foundation.
The congregational portion of the Equipping the Saints Campaign is getting underway now. Thank you to the congregations who have already participated and we look forward to those who are ready to learn more! Congregations are not being asked to give through their budgets, but instead simply share the story of the campaign and let your members decide if they would like to participate with a gift. The process begins with a video presentation for your council. To be equipped to share the opportunity with your council please join us on Zoom on Monday, October 3 at 6:30 pm or Tuesday, October 4 at 10 am.