The Synod Ministries Board Mission Statement
The overall goal of the Synod Ministries Board of the Regional Synod of Albany is to promote healing and nurture in classes and congregations, so that they may be empowered to live out faithful and fruitful mission in God’s world.
What does the Synod Ministries Board Do?
The SMB oversees the Synod’s efforts to provide for church revitalization, clergy support, leadership development, clergy networking, development of clergy leadership, discipleship resourcing, and resourcing for social witness. We do this by hosting retreats and education events, and approving grants to churches and pastors within the Regional Synod.
Who is the Synod Ministries Board?
SMB is made up of two representitives from each classis, one minister and one elder or lay leader. The Regional Synod staff and Regional Synod President and Vice President also attend the meetings.
How can we submit a grant for SMB consideration?
The Synod Ministries Board offers $500 grants in new ministry efforts in revitalization, discipleship, and mission. Here is the process for submitting a grant request: