For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.

Luke 19:10

Several of our 2018-21 initiatives involve missions—including encouraging congregation involvement in church planting and encouraging congregations toward greater evangelistic efforts on campuses. How is God inviting you into His mission?

Rev. Dr. William Utech, Asst. to the Pres., Missions  952-223-2151  Email Pastor UtecH

Rev. Dr. William Utech, Asst. to the Pres., Missions
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Pastor Utech works as the Assistant to the President for Missions. Daily, he works with leaders to develop new ministries and engage God's people in God's mission locally and globally. He encourages and promotes creative and new approaches to evangelism and outreach, and he helps train and assess future church planters.

Ways you can get involved . . .

District-Supported Missionaries

Learn more about the missions and missionaries supported by the District.

Please pray for these missions and missionaries in your personal and corporate prayers, that their efforts to reach new people with the Gospel would be fruitful.

Click here for a list of District-Supported Missions & Missionaries

Concordia University, St. Paul Campus Ministry
Rev. Tom Gundermann and DCE Shelly Schwalm

Family of Christ, Rochester
Rev. Jeff Niederstadt

Hosanna Highland Lutheran Church Campus Ministry (Mankato)
Rev. Darren Scruggs and Sarah Bohrer, evangelist

LINC-Twin Cities
Rev. Ben Griffin and Rev. Demelash Yoseph

POBLO (People of the Book Lutheran Outreach)
Nader and Georgette Alaraj, Bloomington
John and Maryam Gayed, Rochester

ReDO (Church/Fitness Center, Shepherd of the Valley, Hastings)
Rev. Chad Kirchoff

Remedy Church (New Church Incubator Plant #1, Oakdale)
Rev. Andy Audette

UpWorks Christian Community Development (St. Paul)
DCO Sue Hewitt

Woodbury Lutheran Church (Liberty Ridge, Site #3)
Rev. Jon Kuehne

LCMS Career and geo Missionaries from the MNS District

Rev. Dr. Thomas Aadland, Kenya
Johanna Heidorn, Asia
Kayla Hoem, Spain
Rev. Dr. Daniel and Dr. Joan Jastram, Northern Asia
Rev. Ryan and Emily McDermott, Ghana, West Africa

Click here for specific prayer requests from our missionaries

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New church incubator

The New Church Incubator is the District's preferred method of planting new churches. The New Church Incubator combines crowdsourcing, collaboration, and support networks to help church planters.


Stories from the mission

Read our District blog or our magazine, Engaged in Mission, for stories about leaders engaged in the mission of God.

Grant Opportunities

The District has grant funds available for campus ministry and deaf ministry programs and activities. Click here to learn more about how to apply for funds.

Ministry Partners

These partners in ministry can be a resource for you or your congregation in expanding existing or starting new ministries.