Synod Council Notes - September 2014

The Nebraska Synod Council held its fall meeting Sept. 12 in Fremont. Among the actions taken were the following:

  • The Council authorized a Nebraska Synod response to the Campaign for the ELCA designed to increase giving to designated ministries by $2 million over five years.
  • The Council authorized a mission share initiative designed to partner with congregations to gradually increase mission share by a minimum of 8.5 percent annually by 2020.
  • The Council clarified its process of having the body’s Executive Committee act in its stead between regular meetings.
  • The Council selected Pastor Sarah Cordray, Pastor Sarah Ruch and Pastor Eric Spruth-Janssen to serve as at-large members of the Executive Committee.