At the synod convention last summer, the Board for Home Missions presented a proposal to open 100 new missions in 10 years, beginning in 2023. The convention enthusiastically embraced the proposal.
On Monday and Tuesday of this week, the planning for the project began in earnest. To start the planning process a meeting was held to bring together representatives from the synod Board for Home Missions, district mission boards from all 12 districts, mission counselors, and Home Missions administrators.
The group discussed a wide range of issues such as funding and manpower, the process for identifying and prioritizing locations for new missions, and the important responsibilities of the district mission boards to do the work necessary to carry out the project.
It’s an ambitious goal, but we’ve established that goal with trust in God’s promises, asking for the Lord’s blessings on our efforts. God uses us to plant and water, but he alone makes his church grow.
Learn more about WELS mission work at wels.net/missions.
Serving with you in Christ,
WELS President Mark Schroeder