8/5/2011 6:17:34 PM
2011 March Message from President Paula Danekas
LWMS Membership Benefits Congregations
The LWMS Board of Directors hosted a dinner for Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary seniors and their guests on March 18. This evening was made possible by a generous donor who supports these future WELS leaders and wants them to know how LWMS will benefit their ministries.
If these men and their wives are assigned to a mission congregation, LWMS members will befriend them. We will pray for them, send them notes of encouragement, and support them financially.
Their congregations will also benefit by being a member of LWMS. LWMS membership encourages congregations as they accomplish their goal of making disciples of all nations. Active LWMS members point the congregation to opportunities to learn more about WELS missions and to contribute toward the success of those missions.
LWMS helps keep congregations focused on reaching people outside the congregation, outside their communities, and outside their country – just as God has commanded.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20