Mission and Ministry Sunday
As we work together in Christ to proclaim repentance and forgiveness of sins to all people, there is value to increasing awareness, ownership, and participation in the kingdom endeavors Jesus gives to us. A synodwide Mission and Ministry Sunday is planned for Oct. 21, 2018, to celebrate God’s blessings on his church and to renew our commitment to the Great Commission to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:18-20). Worship and Bible study materials are based on the outreach movie To the Ends of the Earth.
Responding with thanks
Mission and Ministry Sunday is a good way to share how the Lord Jesus uses our thank offerings to his glory. Member enthusiasm for doing more for Christ’s kingdom through offerings can be directed toward growing current Congregation Mission Offerings and/or toward collecting a special offering. If your congregation collects a special offering for WELS ministry, this can be turned in using an “Other Gift” coupon (your church treasurer should be familiar with these) with a ministry designation indicated. Consider designating offerings to “WELS Mission and Ministry” to support our daily gospel work through WELS.