The Mission Office has moved!
The address for the new DiscipleLife Center for Mission is:
680 Copper Canyon Rd.
Argyle, Texas 76226
Please make sure your records are updated. We will be discontinuing the use of the P.O. Box; all mail must be sent to the address above!
The new phone number for the mission office is 940-241-2099. Calls to the old number will be redirected to Briarwood for a while, but please update our contact information.
Thank you for your patience these last months as we made this transition to our new home!
Bishop Kanouse announces his intent to retire
At the 2015 Tri-Synodical Theological Conference, Bishop Kanouse announced his intent to retire as Bishop of the NT-NL Mission Area in June 2016. You can read his letter announcing his intent, along with Mission Council Vice President Stephanie Varnum’s letter, on the 2016 NT-NL Bishop Election page: ntnl.org/bishopelection (this page will be updated as the election process develops).
The Mission Council meets this weekend; they will appoint a Bishop Election Committee and Transition Planning Team.
Thank you for your patience and understanding regarding the annual reports.
Some of you have been able to submit the reports with no incident, yet several people are having problems. If the instructions provided in this post (also sent via email in previous InfoMail) do not resolve the issues you are having, please email Criss@ntnl.org with the specific problems you are experiencing and we will find a solution.
Links and downloads for all annual reports can be found at ntnl.org/annualreports.
2% Health Contribution Discount = $31,000
Portico Benefit Services is again offering us the opportunity to earn a 2% discount on ELCA health contributions this year if 65% of our eligible ELCA-Primary health plan members and eligible spouses complete the confidential Mayo Clinic Health Assessment between now and April 30.
If you have ELCA-Primary health benefits, we need your help! Take this year’s Mayo Clinic Health Assessment before April 30. You will earn a $150 credit to your wellness account to offset out-of-pocket medical costs, and will help us earn a 2% discount on the cost of your health coverage.
If your spouse has ELCA-Primary health benefits and completes the Mayo Clinic Health Assessment, too, you’ll receive another $150 wellness dollars into your wellness account, and will help us earn our synod-wide 2% discount on health contributions.
New this year: To take the Mayo Clinic Health Assessment, access Mayo Clinic’s Healthy Living online directly through myPortico—no separate Mayo Clinic ID and password necessary. Go to PorticoBenefits.org/HealthyLiving for details.
Website Feedback Survey
Like a healthy congregation, always in renewal, our website is always “in renewal.” We need your feedback to make sure we are working toward making the site usable for you and your congregations.
Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey. The questions are open-ended; if you have a lot to say, please include it all! If you don’t have much to add, that’s fine—but please take a second to at least answer the first two questions.
If you would like to be more involved in the website redesign/restructuring process, please email Criss@ntnl.org.
2015 Mission Support Pledge and Remittance Forms
Please complete the 2015 Statement of Intent form—download PDF versions below, or look for hard copies in the mail.
- 2015 Statement Of Intent Mission Support Folder
- 2015 Mission Support Pledge Form
- 2015 Mission Support Remittance Form Word | PDF
Financial Seminars from Portico
November 2, 2015: Portico Pre-Retirement Seminar
November 3, 2015: Early/Mid-Career Financial Wellness Seminar
Resources and Opportunities:
Grace and Peace: Devotions for Lent 2015 available now through Augsburg Fortress