Throughout this year, the theme of this Synod’s events and publications will be “bold leadership.” Today I write to thank you for the “bold leadership” that you have shown in stewardship last year.
Mission Support from congregations to the Northeastern Iowa Synod increased again in fiscal 2014 and the cost of Synod administration came in under budget thanks to the watchful eyes of the staff. This has resulted in the third year in a row we have been able to reach toward our challenge goals.
What does this mean?
- 41.179% of mission support
was shared with churchwide, 1.179% above the anticipated budget amount
- ELCA Colleges &
Universities, $1,125 more than anticipated budget amount
- Iowa Lutheran Campus
Ministry, $3,615 more than anticipated
- Lutheran Services in Iowa,
$9,290 more than anticipated
- ELCA Seminaries, $20,970 more
Of course, this is due to the generosity of individuals and congregations in our synod. However, I know that this level of generosity is also due to the bold leadership of those leaders faithfully serving in our synod and I thank you for ministry.
To continue the great work of our mission you can make an online donation to the Annual Fund here: