One in Christ update

The 2015 synod convention launched the “One in Christ” debt elimination offering through June 2016 to eliminate the remaining $4.7 million synod debt. If successful by God’s gracious blessing, the “One in Christ” campaign will put our synod in a better financial position to continue the ministry of training workers and establishing missions at home and abroad.

Orville Taecker was a delegate at the 2013 synod convention that voted to implement the One in Christ offering. He has generously and with love for Christ and for his synod made an offering to help retire the debt and hopes to make a second one. “To me it’s a no brainer to get rid of that debt,” says Taecker, an 85-year-old member at Bethlehem, Watertown, S.D. “What we are called to do by the Bible is to teach all nations. How can we do that when we have a debt hanging over our heads?”

Kurt Lueneburg, director of the Ministry of Christian Giving, says, “We praise Jesus for all the congregations and individuals who, like Orville, have already honored the Lord with an offering to ‘One in Christ!’ ”

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Volume 103, Number 03
Issue: March 2016

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