Goal 5

A well-governed, connected and sustainable church.


Priority areas for action

Leadership in governance – Re-evaluate and strengthen governance of the ELCA to provide for clarity in roles and authority, strong relationships and shared leadership and a culture of willing accountability.

Church structures – Review church structures to ensure their fit with future needs of the ELCA, with a focus on responsibilities, functions and resourcing of synods and the churchwide organization and how best to support and resource congregations.

Resources for mission – Develop and take forward a church strategy to grow resources for mission and ministry and ensure distribution and use of resources aligns with roles, expectations and priorities for the whole church.

Communication – Improve communication across this church in support of proclaiming the gospel, new forms of evangelism, connecting the church as one part of the body of Christ and sharing success stories, experience and learning.

1 Corinthians 4:1‐2, 2 Corinthians 4:1‐2, Micah 6:8, 2 Corinthians 9