Exciting things are happening at Holy Trinity, and we’ve thrown a lot of new terms your way recently. We’ve compiled this “cheat sheet” as a quick reference guide.
Rise Up Campaign: A special campaign created by the Southeast Michigan Synod of the ELCA for congregations to share Christ and grow leaders for the church of today and tomorrow. The campaign goal is to raise $1.25 million across the SEMI synod to fund items such as stewardship training for church leaders, the Tune In process provided by LEAD and currently being implemented by the Listening Team (see below), special grants to congregations, rostered leader mentoring, lay leader development, and more.
LEAD: Living Every day as Disciples, or LEAD, is a company that provides comprehensive tools for healthy congregations that want to grow deeper in faith and wider in mission. The Southeast Michigan Synod has engaged LEAD through the Rise Up Campaign to provide congregations with tools and resources.
Tune In: LEAD offers four different 10-step processes to meet the specific needs of congregations. Resources, training, and coaching are available to help congregations successfully move through the process. Tune In is the first process offered by LEAD.
Listening Team: The Listening Team is the team Holy Trinity has formed to implement the Tune In process in our congregation. Throughout the process we will be listening to God through scripture, prayer, the congregation, and the neighborhood to discern where God is calling Holy Trinity.
LEAD Congregational Assessment: The LEAD congregational assessment, a short online survey on the LEAD website, is the first part of the Tune In process where we listen to the congregation. Follow on steps for the assessment will be distributed by the Listening Team in the summer or early fall. These steps will include a written survey, focus groups and one-on-one conversations with members of the congregation.
Stewardship for All Seasons: Stewardship for All Seasons is a special program funded by the Rise Up Campaign, where congregations work with a stewardship consultant to develop new strategies for congregations. Holy Trinity is participating in this program in 2018.
Submitted by Audrey Andison