We are excited to announce the NALC-wide launch of our Today, Tomorrow, and Forever initiative. This is the financial component to our strategic plan that will provide the resources needed to turn our God-given Vision into a reality. Through this initiative, we are asking our pastors, congregations, mission districts, and individuals throughout the NALC to step out in faith and to help us raise $5M above and beyond what we are already expecting to receive through our regular giving over the next three years. This increased level of funding will not only strengthen the financial foundation of our church body but will also enable the ministry and mission commitments we are making to happen.
A 10-Point Strategic Plan (2020-2023)
The following represents a 2020 Vision for the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). The development of this vision included input from NALC staff, Executive Council, mission district deans, the North American Lutheran Seminary (NALS) president and Board of Regents. The vision has been endorsed by the Executive Council, was shared with the Ministerium in February 2020 and presented at the NALC Mission Convocation in August 2020.
The 2020 Mission Convocation endorsed the direction this vision sets for the NALC for the following three years. The convocation committed to fervent daily prayer and action for the 2020 Vision to come to life in and among us; to encourage collaboration of all disciples, congregations and entities of the NALC in implementing the vision; and finally, to call for annual reports and frequent updates on the progress of the 2020 Vision.
For each vision point, a goal has been set. Under that goal are possibilities of what may be done to reach that goal. This document will be reviewed annually by a strategic planning team. Therefore, this is a working document and will continue to change as we move forward together. This version has been updated as of September 20, 2021.