Synod of Lincoln Trails, PC(USA)
Friday, November 24, 2017
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2018 Stated
Meeting Schedule:
Friday & Saturday
April 20-21
Site To Be Determined
Friday & Saturday
October 19-20
Site To Be Determined
 
Reports and papers for all meetings will be posted under For Commissioners and Committee Members/Meeting Papers.
Judy Johnson will alert all those invited to the synod meetings when papers are available for downloading.
 
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Indianapolis, IN 46208
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Email:
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The Mission of the Synod of Lincoln Trails of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is to develop, nurture and support leaders in partnership with our presbyteries and congregations and coordinate Presbyterian mission strategy within the synod. 
  
 
 
 

Synod Continues to Provide Transitional Ministry Education
with the MALT Program for 2018 
 
Scheduled Training Events for 2018:
   SPRING ...
     Transitional Ministry Education - Week I & II: May 7-11 in Saint Louis, MO
     Executive Leadership Training 3.0: May 7-11 in Saint Louis, MO
   FALL ...
     Transitional Ministry Education - Weeks I & II: October 22-26 in Saint Louis, MO
  

Synod Underwrites Healthy Boundaries & Ethics Training Programs

The Synod of Lincoln Trails is fully underwriting a synodwide HEALTHY BOUNDARIES & ETHICS TRAINING program for all 8 presbyteries. The idea is that you can go to ANY of the identical 5-hr workshops being offered at strategic locations throughout Illinois and Indiana, and receive boundaries certification from your presbytery of membership (not to mention a free lunch). Two workshops were offered in 2017, facilitated by synod partner Dr. Mark Sundby of LeaderWise.

Stay tuned for workshops coming to Peoria and Geneva, IL.


Synod Approves Sankofa Trip for 2018

JUNE 6 - 10, 2018 - MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON
 
The Synod Sankofa is an intentional, cross-cultural prayer journey that seeks
to move followers of Christ toward God's vision for social justice.
 
Who:     Ages 18+
What:    A community of justice-seekers
When:   June 6-10, 2018
Why:     Micah 6:8
 
Scholarships are available.
 
Register/Inquire at:
 
Click Here for Web Site
 
facebook.com/SynodSankofa
 
 

 
Synod Continues Funding Opportunity For 2018
 
MISSION INITIATIVE GRANTS 
Mission Initiative Grants are one-time grants of 'seed' money designed to help begin new congregation based missional activities. These one-time grants are for dollar amounts up to $1,500 and grant recipients will be able to share their stories and progress six months and one year after receipt of the grant. 
 
Trees need three essential things to grow strong:
          AERATION
               digging the dirt around the roots, loosening of soil so nutrients can get to the roots;
          IRRIGATION
               water, transport of nutrients; and,
          FERTILIZATION
               nutrients. 
 
Using this metaphor, the Synod is supplying the seeds or seedlings in the form of grant funds. In the application you will have the opportunity to relay the ways that you will be supplying the three essentials while growing a strong new mission through your congregation.
 
The Synod meets two times in 2018 and applications received prior to each meeting will be reviewed at that meeting. If you have any questions concerning the new Mission Initiative Grants, please contact Judy Johnson judy@lincolntrails.org at the Synod office. Please note application deadlines: April 9th for consideration at the April 20th Synod Assembly: and, October 8th for consideration at the October 19-20 Synod Assembly.
 
Click Here to view the Application Process and Application.
 
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Synod's Mission Initiative Grant at Work...
 
First Presbyterian Church and Their Buddy Bags Program
 
 
Meli Cangahuala, Jamie Schwingle, and Christina Berry (pictured) are hard at work filling bags to provide weekend food for elementary age school children. Click Here to see how the grant process works and to learn more about First Presbyterian Church and their Buddy Bags Program. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Per Capita Figures
General Assembly: $7.73
+
 Synod of Lincoln Trails: $3.81 
+ 
Presbytery of Blackhawk: $
Presbytery of Chicago: $
Presbytery of Great Rivers: $
 Presbytery of Midwest Hanmi: $
Presbytery of Ohio Valley: $
Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois: $
Presbytery of Wabash Valley: $
 Presbytery of Whitewater Valley: $27.51
 
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