Synod Council Vice President Report - 2012 Synod Assembly


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Synod Council Vice President Report - 2012 Synod Assembly

  1. 1. Southwest California Synod Mission Planning Process
  2. 2. Synod Scorecard June, 2011 – May, 2012In partnership with the churchwide organization, the synod bears primary responsibility for oversight of the life and mission of the church in the territory of this synod. Rating Impact Area Measures Pastoral care Ministry to rostered leaders: counsel (≥50% 1:1 mtgs. + phone/emails) ; conference collegiums; Bishop’s colloquy; Chrism Mass; 2 rostered leader days; 12 new calls; guiding 15 call processes; preaching & celebrating communion (28 congregations) Leadership recruitment & development 3 ordinations; 6 new seminary grads; 10 entrants into candidacy; 8th ELM (≥370 since 2003); African Descent Deacon training (17 deacons since 3/08); Academia de Diaconia Program; workshops on administration, treasury, boundaries, mission exploration, redevelopment ministry; Ventures in Growing Stewards (6 congregations); Book of Faith; LIFT Mission Planning (84 congregations); Performance Planning & Review of Rostered Ministry workbook with Mission Team for Rostered Leadership Discipline Consultation to guide call process or counsel in conflict situations (32 congregations); synodical administration (2) Foster organizations for youth, women, men, African Descent Deacon Tng; Academia de Diaconia for Spanish; Campus Ministry conversations; 3 sustainability language & ethnic communities retreats; bi-annual national assembly; Filipino outreach; Women of ELCA; Men’s Ministry Plan for mission & ministry See results for 7 Synod Mission Goals below Intentional outreach to the diverse Lead by Evangelical Outreach Mission Team (EOMT) & Director for Evangelical Mission (DEM), including 9 new populations of our communities starts and 5 redevelopment ministries Intentional outreach to the ethnic-special Included above populations of our synod Intentional outreach to children, youth & Lead by Mission Team for Lay Leadership (MTLL) & Assistant for Lay Mission Leadership, including Safeguarding young adults God’s Children series for ≥250; Youth Leadership/Urban Immersion Retreat; social events; Beach Progressives planning; campus ministries The development of new congregations Planting new communities of faith (9) with Evangelical Outreach Mission Team (EOMT) & Dir for Evangelical Mission (DEM) The redevelopment of congregations Ongoing review of redevelopment ministries (5) with EOMT & DEM The re-rooting of congregations in their Included above neighborhoods The development of the “Equipping Lead by Mission Team for Lay Leadership (MTLL) & Assistant for Lay Mission Leadership. 8th ELM with 27 Leaders for Mission” Program participants; ≥370 since 2003 Promote interdependence among congregations, Visits with companion synods (Hong Kong, El Salvador); support for Ethiopia; collaborative ministries with Pacifica synod, & churchwide Synod and Region 2 synods; attendance at churchwide gatherings Foster & support relationships with all levels of Gather, Grow, Go workshop (≥100 participants); fall stewardship dinners (≥80 congregations); spring conference education, social ministry, justice, peace & human assemblies on LIFT (84 congregations w/435 participants); multiple Mission Teams’, task forces’, committees’ & need agencies’ activities; named Director for Justice Ministries; campus ministry conversations; CLU; PLTS Ensure representational participation in all Observed in all appointments and nominations processes organizational units
  3. 3. Southwest California Synod – Balanced Scorecard June 2011 – May 2012 People We Serve Operations & Processes129 congregations; 17,742 voting Stewardship of 3 properties: 2 missionmembers; ≈ 35,000 baptized starts & 1 redevelopment15 congregations in call process, with Synodical administration: 2interim & supply pastors congregations14 new start/renewal/redevelopment Constitution review for Synod Assemblyministries & congregations6 congregations in Ventures in Growing Completed audit of financialStewards statements: in conformity with32 congregations in consultation with accounting principles & qualitycall process or conflict situations expectations of auditorsSupport from multiple Mission Teams, Archiving & accuracy of parochialtables, task forces, committees, & recordsagencies who provide care & advocacy Assistance with congregations infor human needs consultation
  4. 4. Southwest California Synod – Balanced Scorecard June 2011 – May 2012 Financial Sustainability People Who Serve• 2011 regular giving by members: $14,651,413 • Pastoral care & development for Rostered• Total gifts from congregations: $1,652,224 Leaders: Conference collegiums; RL days;• Median congregation receipts per capita: Bishop’s Colloquy; Chrism Mass; direct $56.34 contacts• Median 6.50% of congregation receipts to • 16 moving forward in candidacy process mission support • Workshops & seminars: administration;• Synod mission support to churchwide: finance; LIFT Mission Planning; conflict $502,402 (49% 2011 to 50% 2013) management; constitutional revisions;• $43,895 decrease in net assets (1/31/12) boundaries; stewardship; safeguarding• Endowment grants: $204,500 ($854,841 children; youth urban immersion distributed since fund formation) • Wide variety of lay leadership development• Synod grants & cong. designated giving thru for all groupings Synod: $746,806 • Equipping Leaders for Mission (ELM): ≥ 370• Malaria Campaign gifts: $180,000 from 23 since 2003 congregations (2.5 yrs.) • African Descent Deacon training: 17 Deacons• Synod financial condition: sound since 2008 • 2012 Fair Compensation & Benefits workbook & guidance • Performance Planning & Review workbook & guidance