Programs and Outreach Resources
Alaska Mission for Christ
It is the mission of the Alaska Mission for Christ to share Christ in the last frontier through the use of well-trained laity, especially in areas too remote or sparsely populated to allow service by ordained clergy.
Contact: Chris Reinke
Address: 8100 Arctic Blvd
Location: Anchorage, AK 99518
Bethesda Lutheran Homes and Services, Inc
The mission of Bethesda is to actively teach and share Christ's love while providing benefits and services to individuals who have developmental disabilities, their families and those who support them. BLHS works with congregations and other organizations to ensure that people with developmental disabilities are included in the life of the local congregation and the church-at-large.
Contact: Earl Bleke
Address: 600 Hoffmann Drive
Location: Watertown, WI 53094
Center for Asian Missions & Evangelism (CAME)
Reaching out with the Gospel to the 97% of Asian people who are unchurched...(in North America and Asia)
Contact: Jotham Johann Jhang
Address: 15300 New Hampshire Ave
Location: Silver Spring MD 20905
Can-Do Missions http://can-do.concordia.edu/
We equip youth and adults for mission-minded leadership, reaching the lost and caring for people locally and globally. We are a sending agency of the Texas District, LCMS. We raise mission support and send short-term mission teams to mission sites around the world. We do this through strategic
relationships with LCMS World Mission partner churches and World Mission
Contact: Patricia Fick
Address: Concordia University
Address: 11400 Concordia University Dr.
Location: Austin, TX 78726
Christian Friends of New Americans http://www.cfna-stl.org/
Through the establishment of an ever-growing friendship network, CFNA is committed to the establishment of ministries of church planting and leadership formation among the ever-growing number of refugees and immigrants in the greater St. Louis area, especially among those of Muslim background.
Address: 2900 South Grand BLVD
Address: St. Louis MO 63118
We offer a variety of vividly illustrated study materials to better equip people to understand the written Word that they might better know, believe in, and follow the Living Word, Jesus the Messiah.
Contact: Harry Wendt
Address: 7930 Computer Avenue South
Location: Minneapolis, MN 55435-5415
This is a monthly publication of LCMS World Mission. It contains useful information, resources, and news regarding outreach efforts in congregations throughout the Synod.
You may download, print, and distribute copies of current or past issues of The Evangelgram. It is in Adobe pdf format
International Student Ministry, Inc.
Advocate for and support of ministry among international students at universities and colleges in the world. Support is prayer, involvement, and funds.
Contact: Carl Selle
Address: P O Box 22
Location: Stevens Point, WI 54481-0022
Lift High the Cross http://www.lhtc.org/
Lift High the Cross Ministry consists of the spectacular Lift High the Cross hot air balloon which is eight stories tall, displaying two 40-foot Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod cross logos, and also the impressive JESUS, The Hot Air Balloon which stands 110 feet tall. Lift High the Cross Ministry also offers JESUS, the cold air balloon, which stands at 30 feet tall. When these balloons are combined with the power of the Gospel message, supportive prayer and a joyful stirring of the Spirit of the Lord, the saving message of Christ can boldly be proclaimed whenever and wherever the balloons are seen! We provide a friendly, festive, non-threatening setting for congregations and schools to bring new people into Christ's family. Specialized outreach and balloon team training is provided. We also offer one and two-day workshops to provide insights, train and equip congregations to do outreach evangelism within their communities.
Contact: Rev. Jay Mason
Address: 7601 S.W. 39th St
Location: Davie FL 33328
Ongoing Ambassadors for Christ http://www.oafc.org/
Ongoing Ambassadors for Christ is a Recognized Service Organization of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Our Goal is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, the ONE WAY to heaven. 3-Fold Purpose of OAFC:
Contact: National Office
Address: P.O. Box 41
Location: Athens, Illinois 62613-0041
Phone: 217 636-7729 (217 MEN-PRAY)
Lutheran Blind Mission Society http://www.blindmission.org
The Lutheran Blind Mission Society's main purpose is to reach blind and visually impaired people who are isolated and separated from the world with the love of Jesus, to teach these people about the Bible along with general life skills, and then to nurture them throughout their lives of faith.
Contact: Dave Andrus
Address: Lutheran Blind Mission
Address: 7550 Watson Road
Location: St. Louis MO 63119
Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots U.S.
Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots U.S. shares Christ's Kingdom with Native North American Peoples for ministry to their own and to others. Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots U.S. envisions the day when all nations walk together in the light of Christ. Finally, we anticipate gathering on the Last Day when we shall see "a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people, and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb." . . . proclaiming "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne and to the Lamb." (Revelation 7:9-10)
Contact: Kathleen Walrath
Address: 3525 North 124th Street, Suite 1
Location: Brookfield WI 53005-2498
L.A.M.P. Lutheran Association of Missionaries Pilots, Canada http://www.lampministry.org
LAMP-Canada is a cross-cultural ministry sharing the good news of
the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the people of remote areas of Canada.
Contact: Ron Ludke
Address: 4966 92 Ave. NW
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada, T6B 2V4
Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc. http://www.lbwinc.org
The mission of the Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc. is to provide the message of salvation, through faith in Jesus Christ to individuals who are blind or visually impaired throughout the world by providing the Bible and other Christian material in Braille and Large Print free of charge upon request.
Contact: Phillip Pledger
Address: 13471 California Street
Address: P.O. Box 5000
Location: Yucaipa, CA 92399
Lutheran Campus Mission Association
The Lutheran Campus Mission Association is a mission society in partnership with the LCMS World Mission to: "Provide creative leadership to encourage and empower people of faith in academic communities to make disciples of all people (Matthew 28:19-20), bearing witness to the gracious love our God has for each individual.
Contact: David Dressel
Address: c/o Martin Luther Chapel
Address: 444 Abbott Rd.
Location: East Lansing, MI 48823
Lutheran Hour Ministries http://www.lhm.org
Through Christian radio and TV programming, Internet and print communications, dramas, music, and congregational outreach training, Lutheran Hour Ministries works with The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, Lutheran Church--Canada, and congregations worldwide in "Bringing Christ to the Nations--and the Nations to the Church."
Contact: Lutheran Hour Ministries
Address: 660 Mason Ridge Center Dr
Location: St Louis, MO 63141-8557
Lutheran Prison Ministry http://www.ylm.org/prisonministry
Lutheran Prison Ministry is an international outreach to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to prisoners through prison ministry volunteers, life-changing literature and Bible marking along with Bible distribution in big prisons and jails.
Contact: Al Hanson
Address: 312 College Drive
Address: P O Box 168
Location: Concordia, MO 64020
Lutheran Society for Missiology
The Lutheran Society for Missiology exists to cast a vision among Lutherans for the importance of mission among the unreached and uncommitted peoples of the world, primarily through the identification and sharing of cutting-edge mission strategies.
Contact: Lutheran Society for Missiology
Address: 801 De Mun Avenue
Location: St Louis, MO 63105
Mill Neck Family of Organizations http://www.millneck.org/
Mill Neck Family of Organizations Enhances the quality of life for people, from infancy through adulthood, who are Deaf, or who have other special needs, such as autism and developmental disabilities. We offer integrated and community-based programs, featuring the latest techniques in auditory/oral and ABA therapy. Christian outreach for the Deaf. Our Mission is to demonstrate the love of Christ for and with the Deaf.
Contact: Mark Prowatzke
Address: Frost Mill Road Box 12
Location: Mill Neck, NY 11765
Mission Opportunities Short Term is committed to impacting the world for Jesus Christ through short term missions by "Empowering the Found in Reaching the Lost." In response to requests from missionaries and national churches, MOST Ministries recruits, trains and leads short term volunteer teams to foreign fields to do projects such as eyeglass, medical and dental clinics, hospice training, English camps, VBS, music, puppet and sports outreach, professional teams and more. MOST Ministries sends 25-30 teams annually to countries all over the world.
Contact: Carly Stevens
Address: P O Box 130678
Location: Ann Arbor, MI 48113
Orphan Grain Train, Inc. http://www.orphangraintrain.org
In loving response to Christ, the Servant, the Orphan Grain Train movement encourages and enables God's people to share personal and material resources in bringing Christ's name and character to needy people, both far and near. Sometimes that character expresses itself as a word well spoken, sometimes as a bandage well applied, and sometimes as a child well fed.
Contact: Ray S. Wilke
Address: P. O. Box 1466
Location: Norfolk, NE 68702-1466
Oswald Hoffmann School of Christian Outreach http://www.csp.edu/ohsco/
OHSCO creates mission vision and equips outreach leaders for the church at large. Its mission centers on Christ's mission, "seeking and saving the lost." It helps prepare Christian outreach leaders at the bachelors and masters level and hosts outreach workshops and institutes at OHSCO's site or at the local level. It makes Christian outreach a key component in Christian vocation.
Contact: Paul Mueller
Address: Concordia University
Address: 275 Syndicate Street North
Location: St. Paul, MN 55104
People Of the Book Lutheran Outreach
God's mission for POBLO is to evangelize Muslims, to raise up spiritual leaders among them, and establish Christ-worshipping communities with them.
Contact: Khurram Khan
Address: 922 N. Beech Daly Road
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
The Missio Dei Network http://www.missiodei.net
The Missio Dei Network exists to provide theological materials and to foster learning communities that encourage, form and equip mission leaders for missiological bridge-building in the 21st century.
Contact: Anthony Steinbronn
Address: 650 Aldrich Road
Location: Howell, NJ 07731
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod World Missions, through its National Missions Staff has developed a process designed to assist local congregations in revitalizing their sense of mission. The LCMS Districts will be the responsible parties to introduce, communicate and monitor the Revitalization Process among selected congregations in their judicatory. Districts will not be looking for all of their congregations to participate, nor even for full participation from a selected region or circuit of the district. Rather districts will be fostering the formation of learning communities comprised of willing congregations, which have undergone a screening process. Ideally, these learning communities will comprise congregations in sufficient proximity for pastors and leaders to conveniently meet face-to-face. However it may also be possible for congregational leaders to meet via distance technology.
The Mission Revitalization Process works through LCMS Districts. LCMS World Mission has contracted with Missions International and its Director, Dwight Marable, to create a reproducible process for Mission Revitalization. The LCMS Mission Revitalization team, under the directorship of David Born, is working with LCMS districts to effectively apply Revitalization strategies in their local congregations. In general, it is not possible for the national team to work directly with congregations, but the team is dedicated to be of every kind of assistance to districts in promoting and managing the Mission Revitalization Process within their respective judicatories.
Contact: Rev. Bill Meyer
72 – Partners on the Road
Born of a pioneering effort 1996, the ministry (formerly known as Harvesters for Christ) has served more than 100 congregations in diverse cultures in almost all the districts of the LCMS across the United States. Congregations partner with a The 72 ministry team to accomplish specific evangelism goals that the congregation has identified.
Congregations then commit themselves to be in Bible study with the team, to support them in prayer both publically and privately, and to support their work in both word and deed while the team is on-site serving them.
Host congregations also designate people to receive appropriate training and to follow through on the process they have begun together after the team has departed. While the team members receive no salary for their services, the congregation agrees to provide necessary logistical support, including needed supplies, travel, food, and lodging or utility hook-ups for recreational vehicles.
The 72 team members are trained evangelism volunteers available to congregations to serve on location to assist them to either begin, revitalize, or expand their outreach ministry to help them to reach the lost--a mission we share with Jesus, who came to seek and save people who are lost (Luke 19:10). The teams are available to serve for three or four weeks. Occasionally, teams will provide leadership at weekend events only.
FiveTwo is a "how to" network equipping sacramental church leaders to more effectively reach the lost in their community through the local church.
The name FiveTwo comes from the Feeding of the 5000. It comes from Mark 6:38: "How many loaves do you have?” [Jesus] asked. "Go and see.” When they found out, they said, "Five—and two fish.”
FiveTwo is where pastors and lay people receive encouragement, support and ideas for sharing the Gospel.
Join a FiveTwo local in New England:
FiveTwo Boston - contact pastor Eric Sahlberg
FiveTwo Hartford - contact pastor Randall Pekari
For more information please visit http://www.fivetwo.com/
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