David Maier and Tim Klinkenberg have a positive vision for the future of the LCMS

A Positive Future Vision for the LCMS

What kind of future do you want for your church body? Two candidates for President of the Synod are envisioning a positive, faith-filled, Gospel-centered, outreach-oriented future for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod: Dr. David Maier and Rev. Tim Klinkenberg.

These two men have a positive vision for the future of the LCMS.  To catch their vision, you can watch both Pastor David Maier and Pastor Tim Klinkenberg in their latest video interviews with the Southeastern District.

Rather than dark predictions of the future, selling off mission property to settle Synod financial problems and consolidating control at the International Center in St. Louis, both Maier and Klinkenberg have a proven track record of implementing confessional, conservative, biblical — and positive — plans.

Maier and Klinkenberg focus on integrity, collaboration, trust and transparency in all they do.  Both are proven leaders who will unify our Synod “across the aisle” without compromise of our biblical or confessional truths.

Imagine Immeasurably More!

Dr. David Maier’s theme verse for our Synod’s future is Ephesians 3:20-21:  “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (NIV)”

Dr. Maier is asking us to trust in a powerful God who can accomplish more through the LCMS that we could dream of!

Just imagine….

  • A church body where congregations are encouraged to more vigorous, creative, and effective outreach to those who don’t trust in Jesus and have an eternal destiny apart from him.
  • A church body where self-governing congregations are encouraged and expected to be involved in mission work in foreign countries.
  • A church body where congregations, professional church workers, and laity can freely discuss the matters that challenge our unity, without fear of reprisal.
  • A church body where congregations can count on transparency and accountability on the part of its leaders.

Dr. Maier stands in line with his grandfather, the sainted Dr. Walter A. Maier, the first Lutheran Hour speaker and his father, Dr. Walter A. Maier II, Professor Emeritus at Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne. And he stands alongside his brother, the renowned professor Dr. Walter A. Maier III, also of the Ft. Wayne seminary.

To learn more about David Maier, connect with him at ImagineLCMS.org or on the Imagine More Facebook page.  Read the “Key Tenets” of the Imagine movement.  See if you don’t agree with thousands in Synod that Rev. Dr. David Maier is a positive leader with a vision to take the LCMS to a positive future.

A Pastor for the Church!

Rev. Tim Klinkenberg is perfectly experienced to be a pastor to pastors and a pastor to the church. And he wants congregations to thrive!

As Rev. Klinkenberg looks to a better future, he sees:

  • Congregations marked by powerful law and Gospel preaching.
  • Caring for and educating children—something the LCMS has always had a passion for and done well.
  • Reaching out to the families of those children in bold, helpful, and innovative ways.
  • Expanding Lutheran education through our preschools, day schools, universities, and seminaries.

Rev. Klinkenberg has the “chops” to lead the LCMS in a pastoral way. He’s led a large church and school in a challenging southern California environment — and successfully led them through the “Great Recession” as he built up a church and school ministry. He understands the challenges that pastors face, regardless of the size or location of their congregations.

A Positive Future…

Congregations Matter supports a positive future for the LCMS!  It’s time for a positive change.  President Harrison has had three terms to lead the Synod.  Harrison’s aspirational plans — as good as they were — first announced in his campaign manifesto “IT’S TIME” have not materialized after nine years.  Please cast your vote for Dr. David Maier or Rev. Tim Klinkenberg!

Pray and Ask God for Guidance!

Either candidate David Maier or Tim Klinkenberg has a more positive, biblical and confessional vision for the LCMS than President Harrison.  Watch their videos.  Read their words.  Pray.  Talk to your pastor and lay elector about the importance of this election.  Read what others are saying about the candidates.

Then ask God’s Holy Spirit to lead your congregation’s electors.  They will vote on June 22nd and cast their electronic ballots for our next Synod President.

Congregations — and our Synod’s future leader — matter.

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