THE ROLE OF DEVELOPMENT
The Development Office raises awareness about opportunities to support the District in its mission to serve LCMS ministries and workers across Arkansas, Tennessee and southwestern Kentucky. The Development Office’s current efforts focus on the Mid-South District’s IMPACT project ̶ a bold plan to strengthen our LCMS churches and schools and empower them to reach into their communities with Christ’s love. Specifically, IMPACT emphasizes five critical initiatives for ministry in the Mid-South District:
1. Assisting congregations, unable to retain an ordained minister, in Word and Sacrament ministry
2. Resourcing, equipping and strengthening existing churches and schools for Kingdom effectiveness
3. Recruiting, supporting and mentoring professional church workers
4. Creating an on-line congregational assessment resource (C.A.R.) for ministry self-assessment
5. Planting new churches
To help fund IMPACT’s five initiatives, the Mid-South District has set a financial goal of $1,500,000 to be raised by 2015.
To learn more about IMPACT’s five initiatives and progress toward the funding goal, please see the Mid-South District’s current 2014 Mid-South Annual Report.