We are trying something new and will split the 2023 Synod Assembly into two parts!
The first part will occur on April 22nd and will be an All-Synod Learning Day. This day will encompass much of what you'd find outside of the assembly business including our speaker(s), workshops, etc. We plan for this day to be held in person in three cities across our synod and also available online. It is very likely that those cities will be Austin, Corpus Christi, and San Antonio; however, as we are familiarizing ourselves with the details and needs of this type of gathering any details are tentative and subject to change. Anyone is welcome to join us for the All-Synod Learning Day
The second part will occur on May 6th and will be a Synod Business Day. This gathering will be entirely online, will consist of the business portion of the assembly, and the audience will be primarily comprised of our Synod Voting Members.
April 22, 2023
Regional 1 Day in Person Assembly Learning & Fellowship Event
May 6, 2023
Digital 1 Day Business Assembly on Zoom
May 3-5, 2024
In Person at The Embassy Suites Conference Center, San Marcos
Your gift to the 2022 synod assembly offering will impact vital ministries in the Southwestern Texas Synod, and it will also challenge Bishop Sue and her staff to "get up and go." The Evangelical Mission Endowment Fund currently provides sustaining financial support to ministries in our synod in vulnerable settings like Pláticas de Santa Sophia in San Antonio, Eagle Pass Frontera Ministries on the border, and the New Lutheran Apostolic Network of South Texas.
The story of Philip and the Ethiopian inspires this endowment. In Acts 8, an angel of the Lord told Philip to "get up and go" to a wilderness road south of Jerusalem. Philip got up and went. After spotting a chariot, the Spirit told Philip to go and join it, and he ran up to the chariot. What follows is a life-changing conversation between Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch.
Because of the Evangelical Mission Endowment Fund, ministries in our synod change lives by accompanying migrants, feeding hungry people, offering spiritual nourishment, and more. Anytime the Spirit calls us forward, we want to be ready, and an additional $180,000 to the fund will allow us to create and sustain meaningful ministries for years to come!
To encourage gifts, Bishop Briner and her staff issue a challenge: for every dollar donated to the synod assembly offering between now and August 31st, the synod staff will take one step. $180,000 dollars equates to 180,000 steps. That’s 80 miles!
$2000 will lead to Bishop Sue walking a mile. Do you want to see Pastor Lisa run a 5K? That’s $7,500. Gifts of all sizes will help us accomplish our goal.