Directors for Evangelical Mission
In order to coordinate the partnership between the ELCA’s churchwide ministries and the 65 synods of this church, directors for evangelical mission serve in positions shared by both of these expressions of this church. They are fully churchwide staff who are fully embraced by synods.
Directors for evangelical mission convene leadership tables in their synods, which oversee four main areas:
- mission development or “new starts”
- congregational renewal or "redevelopment"
- Mission Support and stewardship
- missional vision and planning for the synod
They are a key resource for congregations and leaders seeking tools and counsel for starting a new ministry or revitalizing existing ministries, as well as how to identify, develop and equip leaders for mission and ministry.