Our Mission: We will build a network that uses our gifts, skills, and resources to maximize what we can do together and strengthen congregations in their ministry.
The Connection Building Ministry Team met regularly throughout 2013-14. Our top priority was to completely redesign the appearance of the synod website and to build a site that can be easily maintained and updated by synod staff and ministry teams. This goal has been accomplished, and we hope to refine and build upon the new website in the coming year.
A second priority was to enable congregations to improve their own connection building. To this end we hosted a day-long event on October 11, 2014 with Meredith Gould, author of The Social Media Gospel, as our presenter. The event — “Navigating the Unknown: Using Social Media for Ministry” — introduced congregations to the role that social media can play in helping their members stay connected to one another and to the ministries of their congregation. Further information will be available at the assembly.
A third priority is to provide congregations with “how to” information on technology and social media. The team still is working on how best to accomplish this goal.