Synod News

Thank You for Your Support

Even in the midst of everything going on, we have lots to be thankful for! In the month of August, we received yet another round of grants to support our ministries here in South Dakota. This is the third grant of $7,500 from the ELCA for the COVID-19 response.

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Out in the World

I’ve been thinking about Mary and Martha’s brother, Lazarus. I’ve always felt sorry for the guy. I wonder if he heard Jesus’ voice calling his name outside of his tomb and thought it was the final resurrection of the dead. Bound in grave clothes, he makes his way into the light, only to realize that he was resuscitated right back into the world he breathed his last breath, four days prior.  Read more in the link below.

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Cultivating Generous Congregations

Generous Congregations (CGC), created by “The Lake Institute on Faith and Giving,” is an interactive educational and motivational seminar. When utilized in a congregation it offers a way in which congregational vitality may be witnessed through the lens of God’s generosity.

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[ONLINE] Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care.

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Not-Your-Average Boundaries Training

Most people in ministry who violate boundaries are individuals who know and follow the rules most of the time but whose judgment may be impaired due to an unusually stressful time in their lives. With that in mind, Not-Your-Average Boundaries Training is tailored to focus on strategies to foster mental health, emotional resiliency, and well-being.

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Synod Day

Join us for the 2020 Synod Day on November 7. This live-streamed event is open to all members of the South Dakota Synod.

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