Witnessing to people experiencing life events or issues means extending the same love and compassion that Jesus extends to us.
“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” 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.
Witnessing to someone who is a member of a religious organization or movement means gaining understanding of their beliefs and worldviews in order to share the Gospel.
Witnessing to different world religions means gaining an understanding of those beliefs and worldviews, which inform how witnesses should share the Gospel.
As we witness to the people in our everyday lives, we need to be mindful of the specific contexts in which they are living.
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.”
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.
Human Care Ministries are those ministries that seek to serve the bodily as well as the spiritual needs of hurting people.
Strengthened by the Holy Spirit and the love of Christ for all people, the Church faithfully cares for her members providing spiritual care.
Campus Ministry looks to form a support system of peers and adults that help keep them connected to worship, Bible study, prayer, and Christian community.
Jr. High Ministry gives young people a chance for age appropriate Christian education and Christ-centered connection with peers and supportive adults.
LCMS Youth Ministry has defined Seven Healthy Practices of Youth Ministry which identifies both congregational practices as well as desired outcomes for young people.
Jesus wants His church to have open doors, welcoming all people to worship. And people who are infirm, disabled or elderly long to be connected to the Body of Christ.
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.
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 (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.
Homebound congregational members are people who are not able to be physically present in the church sanctuary for worship services.
Outreach today calls for us to be innovative and creative. A congregation can determine outreach ideas that might be effective in their context.
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.