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.
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“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 1:3-11
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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.
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Please join India Transformed! for our monthly, “Live Updates from India with our founder John Peter” on the first Thursday of each month at 6pm MST. We will share stories of how God is miraculously moving through India and transforming lives through our Community Transformation Centers, Women’s Empowerment Program and Children’s ministry. Due to the rise of Christian persecution taking place in India, all attendees must pre-register to attend so we can verify your status. This is open to all NALC members. Register in advance for this webinar: http://bit.ly/3bJM0We
Despite the pandemic, the NALC network made 2020 a tremendous year!
We are humbled and honored by your faithfulness and the trust you place in us to be good stewards with your generous donations. You have brought so much joy to the children, women and communities we serve in India that it warms our hearts.
Highlights of 2020 include:
- caring for 469 Dalit children and bringing them hope and joy
- teaching 180 women in the ARISE! Program with employable skills
- training over 60 Community Transformation Workers to reach 2,350 families with the Good News
- expanding the Private School to add grades 11 and 12 to increase enrollment by 500 students
- purchasing property to build a Christian college to serve marginalized people
These opportunities happened because of your ongoing support, which is the basis of our community of devoted supporters. This promises to be another exciting year ahead as we develop a Mission Training Center on the new Christian college campus. To learn more, please click here to read the 2020 Impact Report.
Thank you for partnering with us as we continue to deliver hope through faith to vulnerable children, women, and communities. Because of your partnership, we are celebrating 32 years of ministry work in India.
To learn more or to partner in ministry, please visit: https://thenalc.org/partners/india-transformed/
A time of repentance, reflection and renewal has been practiced by Christians as a 40-day season (excluding Sundays) from the fourth century to the present day. Lent had its roots in baptismal preparation, fasting before celebration of Easter, and renewed baptismal commitment for those who had fallen away from the faith.
This booklet offers short, to-the-point devotions that do not take much time so that you may find joy in the simple Lenten discipline of daily devotions. Ways to access the devotional: From Ashes To Easter – Lenten Devotional.
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Lutheran Collegiate Bible Institute (LCBI) is a Lutheran high school in Outlook, Saskatchewan whose hundred- year motto: “We Would See Jesus”. LCBI’s holistic academics and campus life programs come down to three goals in growing the whole student: Excellent Learning, Personal Faith, and Caring Relationships.
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Imagine what it would be like, and what Jesus would do through us in the North American Lutheran Church (NALC) if we collectively renewed our commitment to our Lord’s commission to make disciples, and if we together reaffirmed our desire to become the fulfillment of his commandment that we love one another as he Has loved us?
Imagine what might happen, if every pastor and every congregation and every member in our church body made this same personal commitment to be living witnesses to and for our risen Lord Jesus?
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