Southern Ohiio Synod. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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4G Ne†working

What is 4G Ne†working?

It is a synod-wide ministry focusing on stewardship as a year-round expression of faith and way of life. This ministry is to provide on-going education and dialogue among rostered leaders, lay leaders and seminary students. It is Southern Ohio Synod’s approach to the ELCA Macedonia Project, a two-year initiative to grow faithful and generous stewards of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I Chronicles 29:14—Stewardship is really just a matter of putting faith into action…stewardship is an expression of faith that moves from creed to practice, from merely claiming to believe something to living out that belief in real and obvious ways [Powell, 30].

4G Ne†working is based on the following biblical principles:

God: Everything we are and all that we have comes from and belongs to God [Deut 8:17-18; I Chron 29:14; Ps 100:1-5; I Cor 6:19-20].

Grace: Faith in Christ is a gift from God. Our poverty is replaced by His wealth. His riches are free; and not because we deserve it, but because Jesus is gracious [Jn: 3:16-17; Eph 1:7; 2:8; 2 Cor 9:8; Mark 6:4].

Gratitude: When the grace of Jesus penetrates the human heart, it rebounds back to God as gratitude, an expression of faith [Eph 4:6; 2 Cor 8:2; 9:15; Acts 20:35].

Generosity: God gives because God loves. We give out of glad and generous hearts as an expression of love and devotion to God by freely offering ourselves and our possessions to God [2 Cor:1:5; Cor 4:15; 2 Cor 10-12].

4G Networking provides:

+ New networking opportunities through year-round educational opportunities through workshops, stewardship specialist, congregational training and support

+ Stewardship resources to be used throughout the year

+ Resources for preaching and teaching biblical principles of stewardship

+ Synod website to include newsletters, links to current and cutting-edge resources to enliven faith and make generous disciples (stewards of Jesus Christ)

4G Ne†working Team: Pr. Pat Badkey, Connie Coffman, John Coffman, Tracy Goodpaster, Pr. Janet Hatch, Pr. Steve Kimpel, Shawn Krumm, Pr. John Mittermaier, Lynn Spatz, Pr. Ed Williams-Director of Evangelical Mission, Pr. Dona Johnson, chair.

If you would like to join 4G Networking ministry please contact: Pastor Dona Johnson,


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