Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. (Matthew 28:19-20)
Potential New Mission Site: Clermont, Florida
Clermont’s population has grown by 212% since the 2000 census. Additional growth projections put the five-year projection at a 20% increase in population. Since 2010, the community has experienced sustained growth as infrastructure projects continue to raise the profile of the community. Major medical services are increasing. Disney World continues to expand nearby. Clermont is a primary growth area in which our synod can work. With your help we stand poised to establish a new mission in a growing community.
Recent blessings in home mission work have come about through highly visible churches, located in population growth areas, with practical and yet suitable worship facilities that can serve a congregation for 10-20 years. After land is purchased and a building is constructed, we roll the cost of property and buildings into a loan. We then help our missions with
- operational subsidies that help cover the costs of supportinga missionary and the work of the mission, and
- loan support that allows the stewardship of each congregation to grow.
It costs our synod about $1,500,000 to establish such a mission.
- The costs of land and building construction continue to rise nationwide.
- Desirable locations in fast-growing areas tend to cost more.
In time and by God’s grace, these churches become self-supporting and are then able to support the mission work we do together as a synod.