The Holy Spirit Fund provides a way for the synod to come alongside congregations who are ready to follow the movement of the Holy Spirit in collaborative, community-oriented, Gospel-centered ways. A new granting process will be launched at the assembly!
The synod's ministry partners include Lutheran Advocacy - Minnesota, Minnesota Council of Churches, Region 3 Archives, Continuous Growth Pathway, Good Earth Village, Lutheran Campus Center - Winona, and Crossroads Campus Ministry - Mankato. Your giving through the offering helps the synod to meet its 2023 financial commitment to these incredible partners! Find more information about our partners at semnsynod.org/partners.
The Synod Council is facilitating important process updates in advance of the 2023 Synod Assembly. These shifts are intended to increase informed engagement by the people of the synod. These changes will impact 1) the spending plan, 2) the resolutions that come before the assembly, and 3) the minimum compensation guidelines.
In the videos below, you’ll hear from Jeff Chestnut, synod treasurer, with updates on processes related to the 2024-2025 spending plan. You’ll also hear from Lisa Dierks, synod vice president, about a new timeline and process for the annual minimum compensation guidelines. And finally, you’ll hear from Dave Borka, synod parliamentarian, with an updated approach to the work overseen by the synod’s Committee on Reference and Counsel.
Thank you for taking the time to view these brief video updates and/or read the scripts; please share this information with the voting members of your congregation.
from Synod Treasurer Jeff Chestnut
from Synod Parliamentarian Dave Borka