The Southeastern District (SED) is working to establish 50 partnerships with congregations, schools, mission societies and other entities to disciple 100 leaders and church workers to equip, send, and receive back 6,000 everyday missionaries who are working together to establish sustainable and accountable ministries of the Word in 500 new neighborhoods by 2021.
iNeighborhood.org has been established to provide individuals and congregations action-oriented resources for this mission in new neighborhoods. Take time to review the training materials and look for the next training event near you to be further equipped to B.L.E.S.S. your neighbor.
Apply for Neighborhood Grants- future link
Activity 2: Disciples
Register here as a New Mission Developers/Leaders
To connect to the next missional training event contact your regional facilitator.
Formal Training toward certified service through the SED
Lay Deacon Program - se.lcms.org/deacon
Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology
A comprehensive list of formal training for women and men can be found through the Concordia University System
Activity 3: Teaching
Mission is simultaneously organic and organized. As the Baptized are scattered into their neighborhoods to multiply the Good News among others, they also can plan to organize 1) into a new church 2) to extend an existing congregation’s ministry into a new satellite site and 3) a specialized ministry.
The Center for United States Missions has provided principles of multiplication and over 25 models to consider for sustainable mission multiplication. Download document
Activity 4 Multiplication through many neighborhood church planting models
· Complete Mission Reporting Form to officially register a new mission of the SED
· Church planting prospect template
· Renewal Congregations - Rev. Bill Seaman is the SED Director of Renewal. The renewal process is for congregations with plateaued or declining membership.
· Legacy (future link)