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1 The Mission Team – our purpose, subteams, etc.

2 Mission Team Vision: Establish our role with the mission sub teams Essential PurposePrimary FunctionsSecondary Functions Assign ResponsibilitiesDefine PurposeEstablish Accountability Appoint LeadersDelegate Authority Monitor Results Support Functions Develop Goals Train Teams Support Teams Establish Budgets Establish Evaluations

3 Mission Team Members Rev. Tom Glasoe (Chair) Rev. Marcus Bigott Rev. Mike Coffey Rev. Jennifer Gold Mr. Dave Streilein Rev. Harvey Blomberg (Interim DEM) Rev. Sue Briner

4 Mission Team Structure Subteams: 1.Mission Begins 2.Mission Builds 3.Mission Beyond Essential Purpose for all three: – Equipping/empowering for mission Mission team will function directly with #1 & will delegate #2 and #3 to other subteams

5 Sub TeamClientsEssential Purpose Tasks to be performed Expected Outcomes Strategy, Development For newbies, renewbies Mission Begins SAWCs, CUDs, NEWMIS, restarts, multipoint parishes, other cooperatives, Unchurched (incl. young adults) Empower our clients for mission Strategy, development for congregations Mission Builds Existing congregations (incl. youth & family Empower our clients for mission Strategy, development, support for specialized places/ministries Mission Beyond Prison, campus, seminaries, hospital, hospice, military, camping, emerging, global missions Engage our clients for mission

6 Team 1: Mission Begins (in mutual ministry with the DEM) Clients: SAWCs, CUDs, NEWMIS, restarts, multipoint parishes, other cooperatives, unchurched (incl. young adults) Essential Purpose: Empower our clients for mission Tasks to be Performed 1.Identify new mission opportunities Develop and evaluate new mission opportunity criteria Work with synod/ELCA leadership to reach consensus on new criteria Implement the new criteria for new mission opportunities 2.Existing SAWCs, CUDS: Identify leaders Identify and allocate funding (budgets) Scout, evaluate and secure potential spaces Provide toolsets Leadership: position description, minimum qualifications, expectations, training, ongoing learning opportunities Spaces: Funding: Review ministries Identify review teams (helping new ministries id strengths, challenges, ways that we can help) Train review teams using ELCA evaluative tool Identify synod-specific evaluative criteria 3.In conjunction with the Leadership Team, provide support systems for Pastor Mission Developers Expected outcomes: Each client has a clear understanding of why theyre there and what theyre supposed to be doing Each client has specific goals for discipleship, outreach Each client has internalized those goals Each client is meeting/exceeding goals, expectations Clients can and do end well when necessary Share learnings to build upon for future ministry Thriving, effective, context-relevant communities and leaders Leaders feel connected and supported in the synod

7 Team 2: Mission Builds Clients: Existing Congregations (including youth and family) Essential Purpose: Empower our clients for mission Responsibilities: from mission team info-- helping congregations and individuals to grow in discipleship and better connect with their neighbors, and Gods mission Tasks to be Performed: 1.Populate team – Pastor with a discipleship focus: Russell Peek Youth/young adult: Briana Morris? (TLLC), Kara Harrell Clark (Victoria) Sara Ehrich (San Marcos), Matt White Cross Trails (Deanna Christiansen/Jay) Missional/strategic thinkers: Ryan Pederson, Greg Gaskamp, Peder Sandager Dawn Silvius or Steve Cox Skip Wachsmann TLLC) 2.Develop/consolidate what needs to be included in a mission plan (use LIFT resources as a starting point) 3.Provide training, templates and resources to enable each congregation to develop their own local mission plan (focused on deepening discipleship, reaching out to their neighbors, youth and families) 4.Determine how the team will support congregations in their youth and family ministries 5.Discern and evaluate what is currently being done in the synod re. Jr & Sr High Youth events, and empower new models for mission-focused youth ministry/activities (first survey what is already happening in the synod) Expected Results: 1.Congregations feel they are supported by the synod in their ongoing mission & ministry 2.Each congregation has their own local mission plan based on their assets and abilities by Synod Assembly 2014 (and we will celebrate as a synod) 3.Healthy congregations who understand their call to discipleship 4.Increased outreach in the community through congregations (financial, volunteer engagement in community) Note: stewardship team relates to this team, but is itself an asset team, headed by Paul Ziese

8 Team 3: Mission Beyond! Clients: Prison, campus, seminaries, hospital, hospice, military, camping, emerging, global missions Essential Purpose: Engage our clients in support for mission Team Leader: Eileen Spehr Tasks to be Performed: 1.Populate team – Mike Ensrude? Doug Hester? Bob Thronson (member at Zion, retired pastor), Mike or Mary Huggins (Spirit of the Hills – has been in prison ministry), (Rev. Dr. George Reswik, Rev. Vern Gardai– check with Marcus), lay people who serve in counseling positions, Retired specialized ministers - Jim Benson, Ron Birk, Mark Gruebmeyer, Malcolm Hoffman, Harold Sager, Carolyn Schneider, Craig Sommer, Tom Wilkens. Greg Ronning 2.Identify specific specialized ministries, and whos serving in them, and initiate contact with them 3.Survey these ministries to determine what would help them become more engaged in the synod and how the synod can support the mission they are doing 4.Suggest and develop venues for the engagement to happen 5.Explore how these specialized ministries missions support and extend the mission of the synod 6.In conjunction with the Leadership Team, provide support systems for Rostered Leaders in Specialized Ministry Expected outcomes: 1.Build/strengthen relationships with and among our specialized ministries and ministers 2.Build/strengthen relationships with other leaders in the synod 3.Use survey results to develop engagement strategies and actions 4.Showcase these ministries to celebrate the diversity of our Church so that congregations connect to & support them 5.Leaders feel connected and supported in the synod Specialized Ministries: see next page

9 Specialized Ministries Faculty: Rev. Dr. Jay Alanis, LSPS; Rev. Dr. Norm Beck, TLU; Rev. Dr. Phil Ruge-Jones, TLU, Rev. Dr. Tim Lincoln, Austin Pres. Theol. Sem. Campus Pastors: Rev. James Bouzard, TSU; Rev. Paul Collinson-Streng, UT, Austin; Rev. Greg Ronning, TLU Military Chaplains: Rev. Paul Cannon, Rev. T. Brady Eggleston, Chaplain Scott Ofsdahl Cross Trails Development: Rev. Jennifer Gold Mission Investment Fund: Rev. Pam Dorman Lutheran Foundation of the Southwest: Anna Livingston, AIM, Austin Haven for Hope, SA: Rev. Ann Helmke Nursing Home Chaplain: Rev. Lucinda Zesch, Fredericksburg Hospice: Rev. Darwin Huartson, Vitas Hospice, SA; Rev. Kay Johnson, Vitas Hospice, SA; Rev Marcia Kline, Hospice, Corpus Christi; Alicia Wills, Hospice, SA; Rev. Pam Brouker, Hospice Ministry, Austin Counselor: Dr. Nick Wilkens, Seguin Intentional Interim Ministry: Rev. Dave Seddelmeyer, Rev. Ann Koopman, Rev. Alan Watt

10 Miscellaneous Ideas Invite Phil Hinz of Calvary Lutheran in Richland Hills to speak with us re: new ministries & leadership development Invite Nadia Bolz-Weber (remember theres a group going in the spring)


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