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 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 . . .
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
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
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.