We're Forming a Non-Geographic Hispanic Network!

We have a number of congregations and ministries that have a tremendous outreach to Hispanic communities, and it would good if we could get these leaders, ministers, ministries connected.  If your congregation is currently carrying out an Hispanic ministry, mission, or agency in our association, and you would like to get connected, please click here and sign up.  If you are interested in learning more about developing an Hispanic ... [...]

LCMC Missions Forum Update

If you are like me, you often feel overwhelmed by all of the negative and depressing reports of world events, as they affect our mission fields. However, I just received the latest mission update from the Augustana District (AD-LCMC), and I wanted to pass along a POSITIVE news update.  One year ago, the AD sent a 12 person fact finding team to visit with the Tabor congregation in Ethiopia. Out of that meeting came a partnership where ... [...]

Lutheran Church of South Sudan's Emergency Plan for Equipping Faithful Leaders

I ask that you focus your attention on the immediate short term appeal from Pastor Jordon Long, President of the Lutheran Church of South Sudan (LCSS).  The LCSS is a new church with no walls.  Most of its members worship in tents, huts, or open spaces. and they have no educational materials written in their indigenous languages.  On March 14, Pastor Jordon was able to communicate with Eric Swensson and update the ... [...]

LCMC Staff Welcomes Photo Submissions for 2014 Annual Gathering Book

How has your congregation been "in Mission for Christ" over the past year?  Whether you've organized a creative fundraiser to help raise money for our meal packaging project, traveled abroad on a mission trip, or put together a program to help reach out to the people in your very own community, we want to hear about it!    For the next several weeks, our staff is inviting all "LCMC-ers" to send us ... [...]

LCSS Seeks Translated Copies of Luther's Small Catechisms

I ask that you focus your attention on the immediate short term appeal from Pastor Jordon Long, President of the Lutheran Church of South Sudan (LCSS).  The LCSS is a new church with no walls.  Most of its members worship in tents, huts, or open spaces. and they have no educational materials written in their indigenous languages.  On March 14, Pastor Jordon was able to communicate with Eric Swensson and update the current ... [...]

Blessman Ministries Plants First LCMC Congregation in South Africa

Later this month, we will be planting the first LCMC Church in all of South Africa.  We will be calling Pastor Matt Shields, who is just finishing up his schooling at Luther Seminary.  The church will be in a rural country school house building that has electricity, running water and an outdoor toilet.  It is a gathering place for our rural farm area, is the voting polling place, and has a soccer field where nearby farmers ... [...]

St. Peterís Lutheran to Host Missional Conference

“Follow Me!: Living in the Mission of Christ” is a three-day missional event (Thursday, September 26 – Saturday, September 28) that will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and School (6168 Walmore Road, Sanborn, NY).  Sponsored by the Northeast District of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC), this event will include church planting training as well as a conference with seminars and resources ... [...]

Spirit of Hope Youth Group Helps Peace Lutheran with Outreach Program

From July 20-31, 10 youth and 4 adult chaperones from Spirit of Hope Lutheran Church in Parker, CO went on a Mission Trip to Gulf Shores, AL to help Peace Lutheran Church LCMC with their Vacation Bible School and Back to School Outreach program. The people of Peace Lutheran Church have been reaching out to families in their community who have experienced difficulty due to natural disasters and the BP gulf oil spill.   The ... [...]

LCMC Announces September Missions Conference

This September, the Great Commission Lutherans of Northwest Iowa will host A Light for All Peoples!, a Missions Conference aimed at equipping pastors and church leaders with the skills to ignite a passion within their congregations for sharing God's mission beyond the walls of the church building. Keynote speakers Rev. Dr. Gemechis Buba, Ethiopian Evangelist and NALC’s leader of World Mission, Rev. Ken Kimball, Dean of the Iowa ... [...]

Last Day for A4C Photographs

Throughout the month of July, the staff of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ has invited the members who make up our association to send us photographs depicting how they have been working as "Ambassadors for Christ" within their own congregations, within their community, or anywhere within the world.    The goal?  To incorporate the personal stories of our own members, rather than stock art, to depict the theme ... [...]

What in Haiti Are You Doing?

Is your congregation doing mission work in Haiti?  Would you and your congregation like to partner with a LCMC - Haiti congregation? The Board of Trustees has scheduled a breakout session at the fall assembly for all of us who have the call to share in the Gospel work of Jesus Christ in Haiti.  If your congregation is currently involved with doing mission work in Haiti, please send a brief bio of your mission work and a couple of ... [...]

Don't Just Tell Us, Show Us!

Get your cameras ready!  Design projects for the LCMC 12th Annual Gathering are currently underway, and to help illustrate this year's theme, Ambassadors for Christ, our staff is currently seeking photographs from our member congregations to be incorporated into the design of our Big Book, which will be distributed at the event this October. Photo submissions are welcome from any and all LCMC congregations.  This includes ... [...]

Update from Belarus Lutheran Missionary Fellowship

Renovations are still underway in Mazolovo, Belarus at the site that will serve as the headquarters of the Belarus Lutheran Missionary Fellowship.  The building will be used to house John the Baptist Lutheran Church, a youth ministry center, a warehouse for Good Book Publishing, and place to host seminars and conferences.   For more on this story, download the full article below. [...]

LCMC's Kip Tyler to Speak at International Conference

The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) (www.eecmy.org) hosts its second international conference this April, and LCMC Board of Trustees Chair Kip Tyler will be speaking at the event. Members of LCMC are invited to come together and connect with other Lutherans from all over the world at the Second International Mission and Theological Conference. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with Lutheran Theologians and ... [...]

Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Easley Dedicates New Home

This past Sunday, the congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Easley dedicated their new church home in Easley, a gift, through generous members, from a provident God. After two years of faithful worship at Partee Time, a children's play area, the congregation purchased this Tabernacle, moving in just in time to celebrate our second anniversary with Divine Worship and a pot luck dinner on Christmas Eve. The building, previously serving ... [...]

Augustana District Announces LCMC Mission Forum

The Augustana District of LCMC has put together an online discussion group for anyone and everyone who is passionate about missions or interested in what is taking place in the mission field. The group will serve as a place for prayer requests, ideas, information, networking, and of course, a forum for sharing related stories about projects and experiences with one another. [...]

Haitians Learn to 'See Through the Scriptures'

As the saying goes, Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. That is why Rev. Dr. Harry Wendt, President of Crossways International, developed See Through the Scriptures, a visually based program designed to help people in countries around the globe develop a strong understanding of the meaning of the Scriptures and gain the ability to teach the Message to others. Rev. Jeanel ... [...]


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