Ministry Partners 4 Me

untitled-6Ministry Partners for Me (abbreviated by the hashtag #MP4ME) is a special offering for the ten regional Partners in Ministry that our synod supports with prayer and funding through the annual synod budget.

#MP4ME encourages members of the synod to proclaim their deep sense of partnership with these 10 treasured ministry partners: “These truly are my partners in ministry, serving God’s mission in the world!”

#MP4ME…

  • will help us to sustain these vital ministry partners in the context of a very tight synod budget for the current year.
  • was authorized by Resolution #2 passed by the 2015 NW MN Synod Assembly and reaffirmed by the 2016 Synod Assembly.
  • seeks to raise at least $35,000 for our ministry partners so that we can meet or even exceed the $203,000+ the synod budget shared with them last year.

From “bakeless bake sales” to convincing your pastor to dye his/her hair if your church meets its goal—be creative in raising this special offering! We’d love to hear and see what you do to raise funds – post pictures to Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #MP4ME!

Ready to Make a Gift?

  1. Make all checks payable to the Northwestern Minnesota Synod with #MP4ME in the memo line.
  2. An MP4ME Remittance Form must be completed. The account name and code are already provided under “Other Synod Ministry Gifts.”
  3. The check and remittance form should be mailed to: MIF Synod Financial Services, PO Box 31069, Chicago, IL 60631-0069.
  • Offerings can be received any time between now and January 31, 2017.
  • The synod will divide up offerings among all 10 of our synod’s ministry partners. “Ala carte” giving to only one or more of the 10 partners isn’t possible via #MP4ME.
  • Congregations that make an offering to #MP4ME will be recognized at the 2017 Synod Assembly—June 9-10 at Concordia College in Moorhead.

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Questions?  Please contact John Bell, Communications and Events Coordinator