our work // Missions
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.
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?
Pastor Utech serves 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.
Pastor Utech’s reading recommendation:
God’s Not Done with Your Church by Mark Hallock
This book gives congregations a vision of what God can and is doing in dying and declining churches. Pastor Hallock offers encouragement and tangible strategies to create new life in congregations that are struggling to survive—especially through the ministry of church replanting.
Ways you can get involved . . .
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
[LOCAL 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
Rev. Ben Griffin and Rev. Demelash Yoseph
POBLO (People of the Book Lutheran Outreach)
Nader and Georgette Alaraj, Bloomington
John and Mariam Gayed, Rochester
DCE James Seemann
Vicar Joshua Miller
ReDO (Church/Fitness Center, Shepherd of the Valley, Hastings)
Rev. Chad Kirchoff
Remedy Church (New Church Incubator Plant #1, Oakdale)
UpWorks Christian Community Development (St. Paul)
Woodbury Lutheran Church (Liberty Ridge, Site #3)
Rev. Jon Kuehne
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[GLOBAL MISSIONARIES: LCMS career and GEO missionaries from the MNS District]
- Rev. Dr. Thomas & Mary Aadland, Kenya
- Rev. Vance & Linda Becker, Kenya
- Johanna Heidorn, Latin America & the Caribbean
- Kayla Hoem, Spain
- Rev. Dr. Daniel and Dr. Joan Jastram, Northern Asia
- Rev. Ryan and Emily McDermott, West & Central Africa