The Small and Rural Church – A Future of Hope

Whether located in towns, the farmlands, or out in the prairie, the North American Lutheran Church’s mainstay is small and rural congregations. While other faith communities look for ways to close and minimize these churches, the NALC values these parishes as they continue to seek avenues to enhance ministry and make disciples for Jesus. Like all other congregations, small and rural missions face both challenges and opportunities.

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Malawi Orphan Care Project – Mission Driven Update

Malawi Orphan Care Project (MOCP) partners with Kanyenyeva Ministries (KM), a Malawian NGO to help feed and educate orphans in Malawi. MOCP also assists KM to start businesses in Malawi which financially support the feeding program and education. One of the businesses, Kanyenyeva Wala, a registered Days for Girls enterprise, enables the women of the village to sew and sell washable, reusable sanitary kits using the Days for Girls copyrighted patterns and logo. These kits are available for the school aged girls who are registered at Kanyenyeva and are also given to the women who work within the project.

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Canoeing The Mountains – GCS Book Study

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.  

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