In Synod News

If you missed our annual Lay Leader Night (“I’ve Been Elected to Council, Now What?”), you can find links to a recording and all the resources shared by the Synod Staff below. And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at or (605) 274-4011.

General Links

Event Recording on Vimeo

Synod Staff Page on Synod Website (with all our phone numbers and emails)

Sign-up form for e-news

Link to Check Status with SD Secretary of State

A Life of Faith Bible Study Series

Links and Resources from Breakout Rooms

Outline of Business Manager Lois Borchardt’s Presentation

Slides from Kathy McHenry of Lutheran Planned Generosity’s Presentation

From Pastor Renee:

Cover Letter for Mutual Ministry Evaluation

Mutual Ministry Worksheets

From Pastor Jonathan:

Image with the Three Expressions of the Church

Neighbors in Solidarity Page on Synod Website

FaithX – contact Pr. Jonathan or Executive Administrative Assistant, Crystal McCormick, for neighborhood mapping tool.

Congregational Vitality Survey – contact Pr. Jonathan or Crystal for tool to look at your congregation’s health, and perspectives between leadership and in the pews.