by Peggy Hahn, Executive Director, LEAD
Your Gift Gives Hope!
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
Congregations working with LEAD are reclaiming their mission, deepening their faith, and connecting to their neighbors. They are bringing hope.
Hope is our work. Will you partner with us to support this work of hope? Your gift helps LEAD continue to support Christian leadership formation that tends the hearts of families. Not just one family, but a neighborhood of them. Your gift to LEAD can help more congregations find hope now!
Hope looks like congregations reaching out beyond themselves, over and over and over.
People have food right now, because LEAD congregations understand they have a ministry where they are located. People are worshiping because these leaders are experimenting with digital tools. The Holy Spirit is using LEAD’s resources to expand life-giving ministry.
We are your leadership organization, and we need your support. That’s what partnership looks like.
You can help! Would you consider a gift of $50, $100, $500, $1000? In the past year, even with COVID-19, LEAD has partnered with dozens of congregations to strengthen their ministry through this pandemic.
Thanks to your gifts, we have offered free resources for leaders – pastoral support, Lent, Holy Week, and Easter worship resources, and so much more. We have been here for you and we want to continue to walk with you and other congregations, no matter what this next year brings.
As Pastor Sue Looney, Good Shephard Lutheran Church, Delaware, wrote in a recent text:
In the Before Times, we would have had midweek Vespers during Advent, but not well-attended, if attendance is your favorite metric. Tonight, instead, we invited people to light advent candles in their homes, to read scripture, together, to reflect on its meaning for us not, and to pray from the heart. It was beautiful…and it probably wouldn’t have happened without our LEAD work.
Or Pastor Dan Kuckuck, St Stephens, Urbandale, Iowa, was quick to write:
Our congregation was excited to take on new ministries, but we didn’t know how to take the next step. The LEAD Journey walked us into renewed relationship with each other, our neighbors, and God.
Churches are in crisis, along with the rest of our world. Reinventing ministry is very hard to do without a community on the journey with you. Help us bring hope to weary leaders as they do the hard work of renewing ministry in this changing world. Please give today!