Outreach Training - Request a Team
How does a congregation apply to host a team of The 72?
After the voters' assembly or other decision-making group agrees to receive a team of The 72, a representative of the congregation requests and completes the application or completes the online form.
Request a Team Form
Request a "Host Congregation Application"
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
Office of National Mission
1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7295,
888-THE LCMS (888-843-5267)
Basic church profile questions are asked to help the coordinator of The 72 understand the congregation's needs and expectations. After much prayer and review of the congregation information, the teams are selected.
What does The 72 do with the application?
When the completed application and application fee is received from the congregation, the coordinator of The 72 calls the pastor and together they review the congregation's expectations. The duration of a team's stay with the congregation is also discussed.
A lead time of three months is helpful to select The 72 team. After much prayer and a review of the trained teams, a team selection is made. Then the team members are sent a copy of the Host Congregation Application.
After the team is selected, a phone conference is held with leaders in the congregation, district and The 72 office personnel. This conference call helps define a specific schedule for the time of service spent in the congregation by the team.