Northwest Minnesota Synod has financial problems
Financial difficulties, staff layoffs and strife over the denomination's decisions on sexuality have added up to a tumultuous year for the Northwestern Minnesota Synod of the nation's largest Lutheran church body.
In a report he will deliver at the annual synod assembly Friday and Saturday in Moorhead, synod Bishop Larry Wohlrabe writes that statements of intent for mission giving by congregations in 2010 are down more than a quarter of a million dollars from what was budgeted.
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