At the May 6-8, 2019 Southeastern District Professional Church Workers Conference, held in Roanoke, VA, MALIM awarded three grants to projects that will help move God's mission forward. Deaconess Robie Hillhouse and Rev. Dr. Jon Diefenthaler presented on behalf of MALIM's Board of Directors.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Springfield, VA is located adjacent to a strip of local businesses. This $1700 grant will cover costs to install concrete picnic tables on their property to provide a place for the workers of these neighborhood businesses to rest, connect, take their work breaks and eat outside. In an effort to build more intentional connection with their neighbors and be on mission with the good news of Jesus Christ, these tables will provide an opportunity for staff and volunteers from the church to personally engage with the workers.
The SED Coaching Network is an association of certified coaches within the Southeastern District who are committed to connecting with pastors, church workers and lay people through coaching in order to empower them for greater Kingdom impact in their daily callings of life. $3500 was awarded for a training course that will help those who are coaching groups within congregations that are seeking to live as iGo missionaries as part of our district’s iNeighborhood initiative.
The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Olney, MD has begun live streaming their Sunday worship services. This $6,500 grant will enable the church to obtain the necessary equipment to expand the viewing area for the live stream, so that events such as bible studies, outreach opportunity events, and social activities, are broadcast to audiences in the United States and Internationally.