Unchurched

“Unchurched” refers to those who have never been connected to the Christian church. We are called to witness to the unchurched people in our lives.

Dechurched

“Dechurched” refers to those who were once connected to the church but are not any longer. We are called to witness to the dechurched people in our lives.

World Religions

Witnessing to different world religions means gaining an understanding of those beliefs and worldviews, which inform how witnesses should share the Gospel.

Family Altar

Central to every Christian home is the Word of God and the fruit it bears in song, prayer and conversation. God grant that these and other resources help you to find fruitful and joyful patterns for your own household’s “family altar.”

Worship Resources

These resources seek to develop and deepen an understanding and love for the Lutheran heritage in Christian worship, and promotes the Lutheran Service Book as the core worship resource for the LCMS while also identifying and encouraging the many musical treasures and gifts that the Holy Spirit continues to pour upon the church.

Teens/High School

LCMS Youth Ministry has defined Seven Healthy Practices of Youth Ministry which identifies both congregational practices as well as desired outcomes for young people.

Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia

Euthanasia, commonly known as assisted suicide, is the decision to intentionally cause the death of a person who is ill. Christians care for everyone and provide mercy throughout all of life including during illness and suffering.

Supporting LCMS Mission

At the LCMS there are many ways to make a lasting impact whether through prayer, acts of kindness, volunteering, or financial blessings.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a specialized Christian education program that’s an opportunity for children, parents and volunteers to study God’s Word together and grow as disciples of Jesus.

Outreach Ideas

Outreach today calls for us to be innovative and creative. A congregation can determine outreach ideas that might be effective in their context.

Outreach Process and Tools

There are many ways a congregation can plan outreach efforts. Whichever process is used, it should be clear, concise, and take the perspective of nonchurched people into consideration.