Synod of Lincoln Trails, PC(USA)
Friday, September 22, 2017
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2017 Stated
Meeting Schedule:
Friday & Saturday
March 24-25
Orchard Park
Presbyterian Church
Indianapolis, IN
Friday & Saturday
October 20-21
First Presbyterian Church
Chicago Heights, IL
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.
1100 W. 42nd Street
Suite 210
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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 2017 - October 2017 Event Offers
Executive Leadership Training 
Scheduled Transitional Ministry Training (formerly Interim Pastor Training) for 2017:
   May 15-19, 2017 in Saint Louis, MO
   October 30 - November 3, 2017 in Saint Louis, MO - to include Executive Leadership Training
Click here to Register

Synod Approves Sankofa Trip for 2017
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:   Rescheduled for June 6-10, 2018
Why:     Micah 6:8
Scholarships are available.
Register/Inquire at:
Click Here for Web Site

Synod Continues Funding Opportunity For 2017
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:
               digging the dirt around the roots, loosening of soil so nutrients can get to the roots;
               water, transport of nutrients; and,
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 2017 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 Lucas at the Synod office. Please note application deadlines: March 3rd for consideration at the March 24-25 Synod meeting: and, October 2nd for consideration at the October 20-21 Synod meeting.
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. 

2017 Per Capita Figures
General Assembly: $7.50
 Synod of Lincoln Trails: $3.81 
Presbytery of Blackhawk: $24.80
Presbytery of Chicago: $22.07
Presbytery of Great Rivers: $20.69
 Presbytery of Midwest Hanmi: $30.00
Presbytery of Ohio Valley: $20.19
Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois: $28.69
Presbytery of Wabash Valley: $28.45
 Presbytery of Whitewater Valley: $27.24
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