Purpose of this presentation - Provide a forum to discuss problems and solutions to assimilation in our own ministry context.
Memorial: NAD2014 Assimilation
#1 Our district spans a huge amount of land and culture. Therefore ministry styles are going to be different. Our hope is that you can simply see what we do and maybe take some ideas home with you that might be helpful in your context.
#2 We are far from perfect examples of this.
Whereas our youth confirmands are leaving about as fast as we can confirm them,
Whereas we get around 100-150 first time visitors a year but our Adult confirmations are only a small portion of that.
Whereas if all the WELS people in NYC came to our church on a Sunday we would have hundreds of people in church every week.
Therefore be it resolved. . . we have to do something. We have to show them that not only God’s Word is important for their lives, but so is church.
AND Therefore be it resolved that we have to show them that not only is church important for their lives but they are important for the church.