To encourage congregations for evangelism/outreach work in our South Central District, a School of Outreach will be held on September 24, 2016 from 9am – 3pm at Our Savior Lutheran Church in San Antonio. Your congregation is invited to attend! Information, schedule, and registration can be located in the attached document. The School of Outreach is a six hour workshop that assists pastors and leaders in carrying out outreach/evangelism activity from their local congregations. It’s fun, encouraging, and worth any congregation’s time and participation. Please consider how you and your leaders might plan to say “yes” to this exciting School of Outreach. Please note that the registration deadline is August 15th (one month away). It’s been some time since our District has been served by a School of Outreach. So, this is a great opportunity/event for every congregation in our District! While this specific School of Outreach is being held in the San Antonio/Austin region of the SCD, it is open to any congregation that would like to participate! May the Lord direct you and your leaders to attend.
By God’s grace we have received $2.4 million “One in Christ” gifts since 7/1/2015; in addition, we also applied $1.6 million in FY16 payments to the debt. Thus, the remaining debt is approximately $725,000.
Praise the Lord for these gifts and payments, and the way we were able to rapidly reduce the debt the past year so we can move forward in ministry!
Registration for the 2016 Grow Conference is now open! The conference will be held on February 4-5th and hosted at Abiding Word Lutheran Church and School in Houston, TX.
The Grow Conference exists to bring together WELS Pastors, Teachers (Male and Female), and Lay Leaders (Male and Female) from across the South Central District to grow together in God’s Word and in our various roles within the church through a Keynote Address, a wide variety of workshop options and fellowship opportunities.
For more information and online registration, you may visit the Grow website here.