Southeast Michigan Synod

Welcome to LEAD

Joining God in Mission

The LEAD Processes

Listen (Tune In)

  • Listen to God in scripture, in prayer, in the congregation, and in the neighborhood
  • Shift from inward to outward focus
  • Launch experiments with new learnings

Explore (Dig Down)

  • Deepen theology
  • Streamline systems for strategic ministry including staffing and governance
  • Increase commitment and generosity

Building Your LEAD Team (pdf)

Resources from 2017 Synod Assembly

Additional FREE LEAD Resources

LEAD Guidebook for SEMI Synod Assembly (PDF)



Note: The slideshows are large files and will take time to download.

10 Minute Toolbox  – a monthly videos series for growing leaders

Register here (it’s free!) for the password to access ALL the videos.

A new 10-minute video is posted on the 1st Friday of each month that can be used with congregational councils, staff, or ministry teams. Once a video is released, it continues to be available to you at any time (there are 40+ available now!). Covering a wide variety of topics each includes questions for further discussion and reflection.

Weekly Newsletter

Register for LEAD’s newsletter. Each week brings a new article of interest to leaders of all ages as well as links to upcoming events and resources. The featured articles are archived on the LEAD website so you can access them at any time.

Seasonal Resources – Advent & Lent

Each year, LEAD provides weekly contemplative liturgies tied to the Revised Common Lectionary. Incorporating art, prayers, and spiritual practices, the resources may be used by congregations, families, small groups, or individuals. Watch for new Advent resources this fall or check these out now: Lent 2017Advent 2016Lent 2016Advent 2015.

Tastes of Heaven – a tour of spiritual practices

Spiritual practices ranging from coloring to Ignatian Examen are introduced in clear, contemporary language suitable for youth and adults. Links to resources and additional information are included for each practices.

Learn more about your current practices or explore new ones (that may actually be quite old).

Learn more about Joining God in Mission

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