Pastor Kathy Ierien from Good Shepherd in Wilmington, Delaware surprised me with an email:
We are telling stories and inviting people to think about what is possible in the future. We have clear core values and authentic connection to the neighborhood. So much of this comes from our work with LEAD.
Over the past 6 years, hundreds of churches all across the country and the world have been served by LEAD staff and resources. And this is just the beginning! In 2020, we are becoming a stand-alone organization to increase our capacity to support you and your congregation as you move into the future.
There are two ways you can give to LEAD right now and make a huge difference.
First, a gift of any size is deeply appreciated. We are navigating the expenses of a start-up and just as our costs are adding up, so will your gift!
Second, the purchase of a LEAD Ministry Bond for $1,000 will help us bridge the gap as we move out on our own. Your investment will be repaid in 2021. Think of this as the bridge to get LEAD from here to there. These funds will help us with staffing costs, cashflow, and new resources to support your ministry.
How has your congregation been served by LEAD? As we become a new organization, we want to hang on to the ways our ministry has had the most impact.
Your generosity to LEAD and to your congregation grow out of your faith. We are grateful for your willingness to share your resources. New, interesting, and vital ministry grows when people invest. Thank you in advance for caring.