The Great Commission Society’s Mission Connectors team is about encouraging congregations and mission districts to make relational mission connections. The vision of the NALC that every congregation is in relationship with at least one local, one domestic, and one global mission partnership. Our team helps by preparing mission-focused resources and training, being available to coach leaders and teams, and by calling every mission district and mission region, at least once a year. The purpose of these calls is to pray with the leaders, to hear how the Holy Spirit is moving in their district, and to encourage them as they serve God’s kingdom.Continue reading “Life Together – The Classic Exploration of Christian Community”
The last fifteen months my merciful God has blessed Transfiguration Lutheran Church in many ways. Our call to help with word and sacrament to many people in the middle of COVID-19 has been a special challenge. But I want to let you know that I was blessed because I already received the COVID-19 vaccine. God safe me from this mortal pandemic and I so glad for his mercy and blessing, in the midst of many people who still are suffering in our communities.Continue reading “Mission Update – Transfiguration Lutheran Church”
Our mission is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a world that is in desperate need of the Good News. We propose to do this by networking congregations and individuals who have a passion for the proclamation of the Gospel and a commitment to the calling of the Great Commission. In Matthew 28, we read: “And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Mission is the driver – the force, the inspiration behind everything that we do. Everything that we do, if we don’t have mission attached to it, is going to be meaningless. The church exists in obedience and fulfillment of the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.Continue reading “The Academy – April 2021”
“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this: that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.” – Philippians 1:3-11Continue reading “Mission Driven Update – Chelsea Smith”
Easter is a special time at the Ranch, where our children learn about the great love that Christ has for them. Share a sweet, funny, inspirational, or encouraging note with a child at the Ranch this Easter🐰🐤Fill out the form at www.dakotaranch.org/eastercard to send Easter blessings to one of our amazing, precious children.Continue reading “Share Easter Blessings with Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch”
With so many requests regarding New Starts and Church Planting in the NALC, we will be hosting a webinar/video conference meeting on Thursday, March 25th at 12:00 PM ET. Pastor Phil Gagnon would love for you to join him!Continue reading “New Starts – Inquirers Meeting”