Lutheran Men in Mission is an ELCA-wide ministry consisting of individual congregations having their own "unit" that is organized to support the mission of their congregation, the synodical unit, and the national organization of LMM. Our St. David unit of LMM is a thriving group of men who gather together to support mission congregations in South Carolina and beyond. They meet for a meal and generally have a guest speaker on the first Monday of the month at 7pm.
One of the major ministries of St. David's LMM is the Committee of $100. We encourage each man in the congregation to give $100 a year to this ministry that gets used as start-up funding for new Lutheran congregations in the state of South Carolina. Each year there is a dinner to celebrate the work of this group of donors and to celebrate the ministry that is accomplished with their financial stewardship and to share the news about how their financial gifts have helped to spread the gospel around our state!
Each year on the last Sunday in September, the Lutheran Men in Mission unit of St. David lead our congregation in worship as a way to publicly lift up the ministry they do in Christ's name. It's an exciting opportunity for our pastor to share the pulpit with one of the men of the church who has been changed and shaped by the ministry of this group. One highlight each year is the Lutheran Men in Mission Choir that gathers to sing the LMM Hymn as the anthem in worship that day. It's always a great opportunity to educate the congregation about their ministry, to share stories about the work they're doing, and to invite more men into their fellowship of serving God together in Christ's name.