Mission Driven – San Miguel

San Miguel Lutheran Church is a thriving Spanish-speaking ministry and NALC congregation in Fort Worth, Texas. More than six years ago, San Miguel left their former church body and joined the NALC, of which they have greatly appreciated being a member congregation. On an average Sunday, 200 to 300 people join together to worship in Spanish. They are served by Pastor Juan Portillo. 

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God The Father Creates – Will You Not Revive Us Again?

Lutherans will necessarily remember Martin Luther’s Small Catechism, affirming the first article of the Apostle’s Creed: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

 And the subsequent question: What does this mean?

The Catechism explains: I believe that God has made me and all that exists. He has given me and still preserves my body and soul with all their powers. He provides me with food and clothing, home and family, daily work, and all I need from day to day. God also protects me in time of danger and guards me from every evil. All this he does out of fatherly and divine goodness and mercy, though I do not deserve it. Therefore I surely ought to thank and praise, serve and obey him. This is most certainly true. (The Small Catechism, Martin Luther, Augsburg/Fortress, 1979.)

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SON Network

As we find ourselves in this extraordinary time in life and ministry, Christians everywhere are seeking ways that we can still make a Kingdom impact in our own communities and in the lives of pre-Christians across the globe. This is why SON Network is inviting you and those you love to join us for an evening of inspiration, worship, learning, great music, and an invitation to BE THE GENERATION of Faith! This 90-minute program will feature Keynote Speakers: Rev. Dr. Gemechis Buba – NALC Assistant to the Bishop for Mission; and Pastor Greg Finke – Executive Director of Dwelling 1:14 and author of Joining Jesus on His Mission. They will also be joined by Christian musicians, Tom Crow, and friends; testimonies from overseas ministry partners, along with a personal invitation from the Executive Director of SON Network, Pastor David Breidenbach to BE THE GENERATION of Faith. 

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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

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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