We know that pastors and deacons (also referred to as “rostered ministers”) are more likely to serve long term in the geographic area from which they come. We would like to see congregations of the Central/Southern Illinois Synod become a greater source of pastors, deacons, and synod authorized ministers to serve our synod congregations. Below are some ideas to assist your congregation in identifying and raising up new ministers. More resources will be forthcoming.
If you are sensing a call to ministry, discover the next steps.
Celebrate a “Gifted for Ministry” Sunday
Calling forth new ministers should be an on-going endeavor in the life of a congregation. You may use these resources at any time! There are three bulletin inserts and three prayers petitions that could be used over a three-week period.