The Florida/Georgia District of the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod

Sponsors for Winter 2019 Training

President Walton’s Vision

In the FL-GA District we have defined leadership as one of our three critical targets.  Healthy leaders build healthy ministries.  Strong leadership equips congregational leaders with a greater ability to serve, and also with the skills necessary to reproduce leaders for the future sustainability of ministry in the place they currently serve, and throughout the FL-GA District.

Emergent Leadership is part of our commitment to grow healthy leaders, utilizing the best training available to us from both spiritual and behavioral

science disciplines.  We believe that leadership should equip the whole person as they develop skills that address issues of organizational dynamics and personal growth to better sustain ministry in a post-church culture.


We express great appreciation for the $48,778.00 Kaleidoscope Grant from Lutheran Church Extension making it possible for the Florida –Georgia District to offer two more Emergent Leader Trainging Events in 2017-18!  


Thrivent Financial Foundation granted $35,000 toward the pilot training. They have been actively involved by being present to meet participants at one training session. David Rustad has been engaged in a relationship of conversations, evaluation and expansion of the mission.