We Are Church
As a celebration of the culmination of the first year of our Strategic Vision, “We Are Church,” volunteers created a tree with leaves of all of the congregations and ministries of the Nebraska Synod for Assembly. Each congregation was encouraged to take a leaf back and to pray for that congregation or ministry for one year, until the 2018 Synod Assembly. This effort is a visible reminder of how we are the church beyond our local congregation. We are connected! The tree symbolism comes from one of the We Are Church team members, David Mayen, who is a Sudanese Mdiv student in Ralston, Nebraska. He reminded us at Synod Assembly that in South Sudan, churches are often started under the shade of a tree - no building is necessary to worship God.