It's no secret that the church and world are changing. The Eastern North Dakota Synod strives to "serve, equip, and challenge God's people" in faithful, innovative, and strategic ways. The strategic planning process is designed to help the synod and its leaders better understand the ways God is stirring among the church in this time and place, and to offer clarity of vision and clear action steps to respond to God's call among us.
This process involves gathering information from congregation members and leaders from around the synod through a mixture of surveys, listening sessions, and small group conversations. The strategic planning team will then integrate their learnings by clarifying the mission, vision, and values of this synod. They will create a strategic plan for the synod, seeking feedback from various stakeholders.
The process is being guided by GSB Fundraising, a consulting firm specializing in churches and other non-profits. GSB has partnered with several ELCA congregations, ministries, and synods to help clarify their mission, vision, and values in order to create a strategic plan for the future. Learn more about GSB here.