As the North Carolina Synod of the ELCA, God call us to …

Acts 4:31-34

Cultivate & Celebrate Vital Congregations

What does this mean?

Led by clear vision, vital congregations strengthen their relationship with God, nurture their relationship with others, and are a life-giving presence in the community.  Vital congregations embrace and reflect the fullness of the reign of God.  Realizing that we are part of something bigger than ourselves, we seek to cultivate vital congregations through resources and leadership.  Together, we model faith practices for all generations and give and serve generously.

Acts 4:31-34
Ephesians 4:1-3

Identify, Equip and Nurture Whole & Healthy Leaders

What does this mean?

We hold leaders accountable to a life committed and equipped for giving witness to the gospel. We seek to support leadership in healthy habits in all areas of life (social, emotional, physical, financial, vocational, intellectual, and spiritual).  Reflecting the diversity of God’s world, we commit to develop multi-cultural and culturally sensitive leaders who engaged in life-long learning.  Walking with leaders, we strive to identify and nurture and create space for on-going discernment.

Ephesians 4:1-3
John 17:22-23

Embrace & Engage in Collaboration

What does this mean?

Knowing we are better together, we seek to embrace being a church of three expressions – congregations, synod and churchwide ministries.  Called to unity by the Holy Spirit, we work to build and live into the holy relationships with our ecumenical and inter-faith partners.  Expanding our witness to the gospel, we faithfully partner with NC Synod agencies and institutions and with ELCA Ministries.

John 17:22-23
Isaiah 43:19

Proclaim the Promise of the Resurrection with a Prophetic Voice

What does this mean?

Anchored in hope, we seek to engage congregations in vital conversations about purpose and ministry in the world.  God is always doing a new thing in congregations and systems, freeing us to speak truth to power and advocating for the dignity of all God’s people.  The Gospel frees us to live and proclaim courageously.

Isaiah 43:19

…All for the Sake of the World.