Sharing Your Faith: Outreach and Evangelism
Partnering with the 35 LCMS districts throughout the United States, the LCMS Internatonal Center staff is poised to connect you with helpful outreach resources from entities across the Synod, as well as encourage you in personal and congregational outreach. We envision LCMS congregations as encouraging places for those who share the faith and welcoming places for those who hear it.
The 2004 Synod Convention of the LCMS voted to endorsed the vision of Ablaze!—a worldwide Lutheran mission movement to share the Good News with 100 million people by 2017, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. It also encouraged all LCMS congregations to become "mission outposts," where the unchurched are lovingly connected to Jesus. Click here to visit the Ablaze! web site for more information and read encouraging faith-sharing stories submitted by individuals, congregations and ministries. Also, watch the latest “Sharing the Faith” videos presented at the 2010 Synod Convention.
Get Connected to Outreach Resources:
Your LCMS District Office Mission and Ministry staff person
Connect with your local LCMS District office to access the resources they provide and recommend.
The 72—Partners on the Road
A ministry of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod's Office of National Mission, these trained ministry volunteers partner on-site with your congregation for a series of weekends or up to three weeks! Teams of two-to-four people help train and equip your congregation for effective outreach—whether to plant churches or to begin or revitalize an outreach ministry.
Rural and Small Town Mission
Partnering with LCMS districts and the Saint Paul Institute for Education, this ministry of the LCMS' Office of Naitonal Mission uniquely assists and equips professional and lay leaders serving in rural and small town settings that desire to touch their communities with the Gospel.
Ethnic and Specialized Ministry Recognized Service Organizations
The LCMS and many of its Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs) specialize in outreach ministry to specific groups and ethnicities.
MISSION U—School of Witnessing/Equipping to Share
Lutheran Hour Ministries’ (one of two LCMS auxiliaries) new witness-training program designed to provide lay people with the tools and training needed to confidently accept their mission of sharing Jesus Christ with unique people in diverse settings. Flexible and ongoing, it offers personal training from speakers and additional instruction via the web.
More from Lutheran Hour Ministries
Men’s NetWork, Woman to Woman Radio, JCPlayZone for kids and more.
This interactive workshop in DVD format was designed by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (one of two LCMS auxiliaries) to help women become more comfortable with sharing the hope they have because of Jesus Christ.
These online materials and resources written by LCMS leaders encourage and enable congregations to equip their members to reach out with the love of Jesus Christ and embrace their unchurched friends—leading up to a Friendship Sunday at church.
Bible.is for iPhone, iPad, Android and online is the best way to read, listen to and share the Bible with friends and family around the world. Offered by a ministry partnership with Faith Comes by Hearing.