Imagining Stewardship: Eight Important Questions

How can stewardship ministry be strengthened in a congregation?
What are the key questions that will focus congregational stewardship ministry on God’s word?
What are the key questions that will suggest year-round practices that will engage congregants and deepen the connections between faith and generosity?

Journey to the Holy Land with the South Carolina Synod and Lenoir-Rhyne University

Lenoir-Rhyne University and the South Carolina Synod is sponsoring a Holy Land Study Program with leader Dr. Monty Luker. On this trip you will spend 14 amazing days of biblical study and adventure from December 27, 2018 – January 9, 2019. It is open to our whole synod – rostered leaders, candidates and lay people alike. While this trip is sponsored by the South Carolina Synod, people from other synods are welcome to join us.

An Invitation to Service – 2017 Day of Reflection

The 2017 Inquirer’s Day of Reflection will be held on Saturday, December 2nd from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at St. Stephen’s in Lexington. Mark your calendars today and plan to be with us.

News

New tools for extending your Christmas invitation

New tools for extending your Christmas invitation

Advent and Christmas are right around the corner and can be a very busy time in the life of this church. To support your communication needs, we have prepared a number of invitational tools created specifically for congregations. Many people will look for a place to worship this Christmas. Extend a welcoming invitation to your neighbors and community by sharing your worship times and location!

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Border Child

Border Child

Stewards of Children is a prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals concerned about the safety of children. It is the only nationally distributed, evidence based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors. Additionally, this training is certified through the South Carolina Department of Social Services for professional development training hours.

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Exploring Transitions: “True to Myself”

Exploring Transitions: “True to Myself”

“True to Myself” is the first of a four-part retreat series sponsored by Portico Benefit Services. While everything seems to be changing within and around us, the purpose of the retreat is to seek our true nature. We will explore our whole, unbroken selves in the midst our life stories, which we offer up freely and joyfully to the world.

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Our Story

Service of Prayer for Healing at Faith in Batesburg-Leesville

Service of Prayer for Healing at Faith in Batesburg-Leesville

On Thursday, September 21, Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church hosted a Service of Prayer for Healing for all members of the Batesburg-Leesville community that desired prayer for healing of any kind-of body, mind, spirit, or relationship. Around 50 people gathered in the sanctuary at Faith to pray, hear scripture, and sing together. Worshipers were invited forward to receive a blessing and anointing with oil for healing.

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The Care Bag

The Care Bag

An article in an investment magazine prompted Gail Stuart, a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Mauldin, to bring comfort and hope to women undergoing chemotherapy and/or recovering from surgery. She started new ministry at Messiah called the “Care Bag” ministry.

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Companion Synod Partnership – Tanzania 2017

Companion Synod Partnership – Tanzania 2017

Southwestern Diocese of the Lutheran Church in Tanzania and South Carolina Synod Companion Synod Partnerships are all about being in relationship with one another. Getting to know one another. Walking together and encouraging one another in our Christian faith. In...

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ELCA News

A Prayer for Veterans Day

A Prayer for Veterans Day

The following prayer was written by Reid Christopherson, a member of the ELCA Church Council, in honor of Veterans Day. It was shared at the ELCA Church Council Meeting on November 9th.

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Eaton calls on church to hear ‘fresh, good news’

Eaton calls on church to hear ‘fresh, good news’

“Here we are at the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. So what?” said ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton on Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Reformation Sunday worship service. She spent most of her sermon answering that question. “The truth is,” she continued, “God has given all of God’s people a message of freedom that is based on the steadfastness of God.”

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