Mission Driven – Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Established in 1952, Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch helps at-risk children and their families succeed in the name of Christ. Today, the Ranch is committed to helping the most complicated and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychiatric and trauma-informed care, all in the name of Christ. Christianity remains the foundation on which we operate and do our work.

Our kids are headed back to school in less than a month! School might look a little different this year, but you can still fill their first day with smiles by sending them a special back-to-school card. Fill out this short form to bring hope and encouragement to a child at the Ranch: Back To School Card.


Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a recognized ministry of the North American Lutheran Church. To learn more or partner in ministry, please visit: https://www.dakotaranch.org

New Starts Informational Meeting

With so many requests regarding New Starts and Church Planting in the NALC, we will be hosting a webinar/video conference meeting on Thursday, July 30th at 12:00 PM ET.  Pastor Phil Gagnon would love for you to join him! 

This onboarding opportunity is primarily targeted to those who are new or interested in church planting in the NALC. If you are already involved in a mission start and interested in further training, please email: missions@thenalc.org to connect.

To access the meeting, please use the following link on Wednesday:https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/977836117 

If you’ve never used GoToMeeting or video conferencing, there is a step by step list or video tutorial available from the service we use.  More information can be found here:  https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check .

A few other short links that might continue to be helpful regarding New Starts in the NALC:

Disaster Preparedness and Response Training

Join us on July 17th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm and July 18th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM for NALC Disaster Response Volunteer Training. Through Redeemer Lutheran Church in Owosso, Michigan, we are offering the training online. We are looking forward to an interactive session and lots of opportunities for our congregations to serve when disasters strike. To receive session information, register, and login credentials on the Zoom platform, please email: disasterresponse@thenalc.org.

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The Academy – July 2020

The NALC is committed to the renewal of all our congregations, working to develop and deliver resources that challenge and open the NALC to the work of the Holy Spirit in our ministry and mission.

Join us for a special session of The Academy: Seeds For A Culture Change. Throughout society, as well as the mission and ministry of the church, some forced paradigm shifts have been happening, that this pandemic has now blown wide open. We don’t know what it will look like going forward, but it will be different. But what can we plant now while the ground is torn up? What seeds can be put in the system to grow from later as new norms are put in place post-pandemic?

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