Accompanying the Evangelical Ministries of South Dakota
“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” – Matthew 22:36-40
Solidarity is a commitment with others and a way of seeing, being, and acting. Solidarity means seeing and experiencing one’s own well-being as connected to the well-being of others and the communities to which they belong. Solidarity often involves people aligning themselves with others who do not have the same experiences. The principle of solidarity compels respect for the lived experience of all our brothers and sisters. Solidarity encourages us to share in our neighbor’s suffering and to participate in their liberation.
What you can do
Christ accompanies us on our journey through prayer. God is always there for us. Regular prayer engages us with God’s presence and God’s reconciling mission. Pray about your role in God’s Mission in the world, and more specifically in South Dakota.
Educate & Inform
Learn about the ministries, the people impacted by these ministries and consider what your role might be in standing in solidarity with your brothers and sisters in Christ. Listen and share stories of others as a way of building relationships.
We can share our resources: money, time, and expertise. We can become an ally, working to equip ourselves and our neighbors. God invites us all to the table and then sends us to share and serve each other.
Where does your support go
The South Dakota Synod responds to God’s call to share the reconciling gospel of Jesus Christ with all people, from all nations and walks of life. “Neighbors in Solidarity” gives you the opportunity to support these amazing ministries:
Church on the Street – Sioux Falls
First African Lutheran Ministry – Sioux Falls
Woyatan Lutheran – Rapid City
Table of Grace – Harrisburg
Spirit of Faith – Woonsocket
First Lutheran – Newell
Pueblo de Dios – Sioux Falls
WestSide Lutheran – Sioux Falls
Lutheran Campus Ministries – Aberdeen, Brookings, Rapid City, Spearfish and Vermillion