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1 Bishop Wayne N. Miller Metropolitan Chicago Synod ELCA

2  Please open the RED envelope in your packet and read the card  Now open your GREEN envelope and read the card  Who is the second card for?

3  All that I am and all that I have comes by GRACE alone, through FAITH alone, in CHRIST alone”  One card given by each voting member means 500 new lives touched by grace  One card given by each baptized member means 100,000 new lives touched by grace  One card per week given by each baptized member for 1 year means 5,200,000 new lives touched by grace

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5  Saying “YES” to God always means COURAGEOUSLY surrendering control  Saying “YES” to God means opening mind, heart, and hands to the world around you  Saying “YES” to God means suspending disbelief…

6  Birth and New Life in Congregations is not a function of size, age, or wealth  Birth and New Life depends upon hearing and responding ADAPTIVELY to a call.

7  Reimagining the Christian community as a movement  INCLUSIVITY requires us to let the stranger call us out … not just calling them in

8  My soul proclaims the greatness of God!  Mission still begins with TELLING the story and INVITING others into it  You have filled the hungry with good things!  Mission calls us to SERVE others with compassion and generosity  You have cast down the mighty and lifted the lowly  Mission calls us to work for JUSTICE so that all are free to respond to their vocation

9 Proclamation! Worship God Share Faith Invite to Belong Service! Generosity Compassion Justice! Respect Freedom Vocation

10  How do you measure growth?  Celebrate Growth  Notice the arrival of saints as well as their departure

11  LIFE is energized and called out by LIFE  Collaboration:  What congregations do you know that are a source of inspiration for you?

12  The present vitality and future life of the ELCA resides in congregations giving birth to new faith communities  Every Christian must be dedicated to discovering and liberating new life

13  Synod Leadership is here to INSPIRE, FACILITATE, and EXTEND THE REACH of Congregational Mission  To call each Christian to personal responsibility for witness

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