To the 58th Convention of The Northern Illinois District of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod
March 6 – 7, 2015
To Support Existing Inner City and Rural Congregations as a Primary Focus of Mission Work
WHEREAS, many smaller inner city and rural congregations face great challenges,yet continue faithfully to serve where they are planted;
BE IT RESOLVED, that the District include, as a primary focus of the District’s mission work, support for Word and Sacrament ministry at existing smaller congregations that serve rural, inner city and other under-served mission fields; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that fraternal consultation be made, and approval of the local circuit forum obtained, prior to initiating any new starts in a circuit, to avoid interfering with the work of existing congregations.
Submitted by Forum of Circuit 18