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2 Bishop and Executive Staff Presentations

3 Presentation of the Bishop & President, English District-LCMS MISSION OF THE DISTRICT

4 Prayer spoken by all: Heavenly Father, in this Eastertide grant to Your holy people throughout the world the joy of Him who died on the Cross for our salvation and rose triumphantly from the grave as Savior and conquering Lord. Bless this Conference time of koinonia, study, reflection, and encouragement that we may be strengthened to love and serve You and the people in our care. Bless the English District of our Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, the congregations, schools, and ministries, pastors, teachers, DCEs, deaconesses, and other church workers, as well as the laity in our individual and collective witness to You and your redeeming love; through Jesus Christ, our blessed Redeemer. Amen

5 The English District logo – the double- trunked sycamore tree. A synodical district of 160 Congregations, 3 new mission starts, 8 human care & campus ministries, and 48 school ministries. Your English District- LCMS in 19 states & province of Ontario, Canada, in 24 languages of worship/Bible study.


7 Gail Holzer School Ministry Executive Sally Naglich Business Administrator & Treasurer Rev. Dr. David Stechholz Bishop & President Evelyn Jentzen Mary Ann Holvenstot Peggy Oke SERVING TOGETHER Your English District Staff … Lavern Kruse, Congregational Services Executive Lynne Cobb Communications

8 …and your English District Board of Directors and LCEF …and your English District Board of Directors and LCEF Above: Lutheran Church Extension Fund – Annual November LCEF Convention; Rev. Dave Thiele (center), English District LCEF VP; Left: Board of Directors elected at 2012 District Convention

9 FINANCES Sally Naglich

10 Financial Statement Summary United States Net Worth 1/31/20131/31/2014Net Change Assets $3,646,355$2,687,595($958,760) Liabilities ($1,769,684)($960,339)$809,345 Net Assets$1,876,671$1,727,256($149,415) Net Income Revenue $2,144,509$1,493,458 Expenses $1,899,349$1,642,873 Income/(Loss)$245,160($149,415)

11 Financial Statement Summary Canada Net Worth 1/31/20131/31/2014Net Change Assets $229,655$282,743$53,088 Liabilities ($2,261)($3,640)($1,379) Net Assets$227,394$279,103$51,709 Net Income Revenue $157,175$146,050 Expenses $94,463$94,341 Income/(Loss)$62,712$51,709

12 Budgeted Revenue Fiscal Year Ending 1/31/2015

13 Budgeted Expenditures Fiscal Year Ending 1/31/2015

14 Breaking down a $1 gift Salaries/Benefits Mission Grants Synod Conferences Communications Equip./Bldg. Audit/Insur./Legal Scholarships Pres./Ecclesial Administration Travel Schools Cong. Services Board of Directors Salaries/Benefits

15 District Supporters Circuit #1 Bethany, Ewing, NJ Martin Luther Chapel, Pennsauken, NJ Messiah, Princeton, NJ Trinity, Scarsdale, NY Our Saviour, Valley Stream, NY Circuit #2 Gloria Dei, Blue Bell, PA Mt. Calvary, Lititz, PA Calvary, Mechanicsburg, PA St John's, Springfield, PA Grace, Warminster, PA Circuit #3 Celebration, Jacksonville, FL Faith, Naples, FL Trinity, Ocala, FL Shepherd of the Coast, Palm Coast, FL Circuit #4 Christ the Shepherd, Alpharetta, GA Ascension, Atlanta, GA Circuit #5 Trinity, Erie, PA Pilgrim, Kenmore, NY Redeemer, North Tonawanda, NY Circuit #6 Faith, Butler, PA Redeemer, Oakmont, PA All Saints, Slippery Rock, PA Peace, McMurray, PA Circuit #7 St Mark, Mississauga, ON St Luke, North York, ON St John's, Pembroke, ON St Matthew, Scarborough, ON Circuit #8 Hope, Kitchener, ON Grace, Mitchell, ON Redeemer, Sarnia, ON Gethsemane, Windsor, ON Peace, Windsor, ON Our Saviour's, Chatham, ON Circuit #9 Fairlawn, Akron, OH Good Shepherd, Akron, OH St. Thomas, Streetsboro, OH Circuit #10 Holy Cross, Cleveland, OH Prince of Peace, Medina, OH Ascension, North Olmsted, OH Grace, Oberlin, OH Circuit #11 Angelica, Allen Park, MI Christ/King, Grosse Pte Woods, MI Risen Christ, Plymouth, MI King of Glory, Sylvania, OH Good Shepherd, Toledo, OH Holy Cross, Toledo, OH Circuit #12 Ascension/Christ, Beverly Hills, MI St. Paul, St. Clair Shores, MI Grace, Redford, MI Shepherd King, W Bloomfield, MI Epic, Rochester Hills, MI New Beginnings, West Branch, MI

16 District Supporters Circuit #13 Epiphany, Dorr, MI Martin Luther Chapel, E Lansing, MI Hope, Grand Rapids, MI Our Savior, Hartland, MI Immanuel, Howell, MI Holy Trinity, Lakeview, MI Christ, Lansing, MI Grace, Wyoming, MI Circuit #14 Praise, Fort Wayne, IN St Michael, Fort Wayne, IN Peace, Fremont, IN Prince of Peace, Stroh, IN Advent, Zionsville, IN Circuit #15 Faith, Arlington Heights, IL Bethany, Chicago, IL Bethesda, Chicago, IL Our Savior, Chicago, IL Circuit #15 (cont.) Redeemer, Elmhurst, IL Trinity, Villa Park, IL Circuit #16 Faith, Chicago, IL St John the Divine, Chicago, IL Markham, Markham, IL Trinity, New Lenox, IL Concordia, Berwyn, IL Good Shepherd, Chicago, IL Circuit #17 Messiah, Forest Lake, MN Hope, Hastings, MN Prince/Peace, Menomonee Falls, WI St Mark, Sheboygan, WI Faith, Watertown, WI Greenfield Park West Allis, WI Hales Corners, Hales Corners, WI St Mark, Janesville, WI Peace, New Berlin, WI Resurrection, Shawano, WI Circuit #18 St John's, Hannibal, MO Beautiful Savior, Lee's Summit, MO Redeemer, Lincoln, NE Chapel of the Cross, St. Louis, MO Chapel of the Cross, St. Peters, MO Peace, O'Fallon, MO Grace, Vine Grove, KY Circuit #19 Faith, Overgaard, AZ Messiah, Parker, AZ Shepherd of the Pines, Payson, AZ Family of Christ, Phoenix, AZ Shepherd/Mountains, Pinetop, AZ Circuit #20 Peace in the Valley, Benson, AZ Risen Savior, Green Valley, AZ Christus Rex, Rio Rico, AZ Ascension, Tucson, AZ Catalina, Tucson, AZ Holy Trinity, Tucson, AZ Mount Olive, Tucson, AZ Gracepoint, Sahuarita, AZ

17 District Supporters Circuit #21 Our Savior's, St George, UT Circuit #22 Borrego, Borrego Springs, CA First, El Cajon, CA Inter-Mountain, Pine Valley, CA Living Water, San Diego, CA Circuit #23 Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA Chapel/Cross, Mission Hills, CA Peace, Palm Desert, CA Sherman Oaks, Sherman Oaks, CA Circuit #24 Messiah, Danville, CA New Life, San Francisco, CA West Portal, San Francisco, CA Hope, Fremont, CA 120 congregations 120 Individuals


19 Our new partnership with the DRLM (Dominican Republic Lutheran Mission) Our new partnership with the DRLM (Dominican Republic Lutheran Mission)

20 DRLM and Mission Trip Opportunities With help to and from MOST Ministries

21 Goals & Emphases in the English District this Triennium, 2012-2015. How can Bishop, Staff, Praesidium, Circuit Visitors, and Board of Directors help you in your ministry? o Strengthen our congregations… …applying our baptismal & sacramental faith-life in Christ to witnessing, mercy ministry, and life together …with care for our workers and coaching from Circuit visitors …with family ministry, stewardship education, and other resources …in local demographic analysis …through mission trips, including the DRLM, and …in social media and other 21st century communication o Mission starts – mission planting o School ministries - adding new school starts and expansions o Campus ministries – adding new and strengthening existing campus ministries to reach the next generation of leaders

22 Strengthening our Congregations

23 Continued strengthening of our congregations

24 Mission Starts (including adding new ministries of mission)

25 This slide is left open for the planting of new missions Will you help with this challenge?

26 School Ministries

27 Campus Ministries & CUS Campus Ministries & CUS

28 Parish Services with Tim Ewell Congregational Services – Lavern Kruse School Ministries – Gail Holzer NEW IN 2014

29 Congregational Services Lavern Kruse

30 Congregational Services Executive  Major Ministry Emphasis:  Provide supervision and worker care of DCEs, DCOs, Deaconesses, DFLMs, Youth Directors, and Lay Ministers.  Visit with, help determine and work with the congregation’s ministry and program needs.  Encourage and help develop action plans based on demographic studies.  Facilitate evangelization, stewardship, leadership, outreach training and guidance.

31 “Making Connections”

32 Strategic Planning Workshop January 18, 2014 Shepherd King-West Bloomfield, MI

33 Best Practices Conference-Phoenix February 20-22, 2014

34 50 th Anniversary Celebration Risen Savior-Green Valley, AZ

35 “Lumen Christi Volunteer Educator” 2014 Amy Staubus “Lumen Christi Volunteer Educator” 2014 Amy Staubus Concordia Lutheran Church Berwyn, IL

36 “Working with the Evangelization Team”

37 “Initiating, Launching, & Maintaining a Vibrant Small Group Ministry”

38 “Heart Based Parenting” Resources & Seminar

39 “Mobilizing the Laity”

40 School Ministries Gail Holzer

41 19 Elementary Schools 28 ChildCare/Preschools 28 Child Care/Preschools 2 High Schools 4,322 Students

42 Diane Olmstead Diane Olmstead Redeemer Lutheran School, Verona, PA District Educator of the Year: Professional Educator District Educator of the Year: Professional Educator

43 One of six Christian Schools to receive this distinction



46 Post-Modern Culture – lack of belief or even respect for God Less Loyalty to the LCMS – it is no longer a non-negotiable choice Competition – Charter Schools are free, seen as better than public Leadership and Staffing – fewer LCMS trained teachers & administrators A Demand for Excellence – begin Christian is not enough Spiritual and Financial Health of Congregations – stewardship is weak Costs – rising, more regulations Third Source Income – other support opportunities Shrinking of Middle Class – limited disposable income Change in priorities – Christ-centered learning not at the top of the list Technology – Need to learn how to use it to better serve and market

47 Post-Modern Culture – larger mission field - there are more people (including children) who need to hear the message of salvation Less Loyalty to the LCMS – root our children in the teachings of the LCMS – step it up, we are unique Competition – become schools of excellence, the first choice Leadership and Staffing – intentionally recruit and encourage students to consider serving in ministry A Demand for Excellence – we can offer excellence, we have resources Shrinking of Middle Class – we can serve these families when others will not or cannot Technology – use it to reach and teach with the love, mercy, and forgiveness of Christ Costs – we have a God who owns all resources, we should have no limits

48 Post-Modern Culture – stay current with cultural trends and issues, build relationships - Concordia System, CAPE (council for American Private Education), District Execs, and others Less Loyalty to the LCMS – encourage and resource schools to teach and celebrate the uniqueness of LCMS, support scholarships for ministry education (developing teachers), colloquy (LCMS training for current teachers), and SLED (training for administrators) Competition & Demand for Excellence – develop, communicate, and share best practices, stay current with trends, topics and issues, support, resource and encourage NLSA (National Lutheran School Accreditation) for all of our schools Leadership and Staffing – develop, communicate, and share opportunities for professional and personal development Shrinking of Middle Class – gather and share creative ministry activities, events, and plans to meet the needs of families Technology – gather best resources to disseminate regularly, model technology uses – interactive site for ED educators to share uses Costs – support schools with grants for new and innovative projects, share grant options with schools

49 January 26-February 1, 2014

50 Cleveland, OH December 2013

51 Pittsburgh, PA Music Man Practice NEED PICTURE

52 San Francisco, CA

53 Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

54 Tucson, AZ February 2013

55 Lee’s Summit, MO September 2013

56 West Bloomfield, MI May 2013

57 Valentines Heart 2014

58 Steeple View Independent Living

59 Chicago, IL Combined Classroom January 2014

60 Website: Congregational Services Executive: (412) 793-5884 Mr. Lavern Kruse School Ministries/Congregational Services Admin: (248) 476-0039 Ext. 18 Mrs. Mary Ann Holvenstot Mrs. Gail Holzer (248)756-0848 School Ministries Executive:

61 Conclusion

62 A District of contrasts

63 But a District with a mission and purpose

64 By the power of God the Holy Spirit, the English District is still Igniting Christ’s Church in mission

65 Thank you for being a significant part of the English District-LCMS

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