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The NALC vision calls for every congregation, small or large, to have an active, intentional relationship supporting a local community ministry, one of the NALC mission congregations in North America and one global mission. There are three categories of ministries in the NALC: Ministry Partners, Recognized Ministries, Great Commission Society Ministries.

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  • Joy Mission Church (Chapin, SC)

    We are not the mission. Our mission is to live out the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) — to be and make disciples for Jesus Christ and to draw all people into a loving relationship with Him. We strive to do this through meaningful worship, engaging fellowship, and faithful discipleship within our community and beyond.Learn More

  • Journey of Faith Lutheran Church (North Ridgeville, OH)

    "We are a family of believers dedicated to worshiping and following Christ while serving Him in the world around us” is the mission statement of Journey of Faith Lutheran Church. As a family focused on discipleship our vision is to “share in building joyful relationships with God, each other and the world regardless of where we are on our Journey of Faith."Learn More

  • Jonathan Gowin

    Jonathan (Jon) Gowin grew up in Gambia and neighboring Senegal, West Africa, as the son of missionaries. After earning a degree in theology and missions, and a second degree in agriculture education, he returned to Gambia and served as an agriculture missionary for 10 years.Learn More

  • James Puotyual, Pastor

    Pastor James Puotyual was born in the Upper Nile region of South Sudan. In 1985, due to civil war, he was forced to move to Ethiopia and Kenya, living for a few years in tents in United Nations refugee camps.Learn More

  • India Transformed

    India Transformed (IT!) is celebrating over 30 years as a nonprofit organization empowering the people of India.Learn More

  • Immanuel Lutheran Church (Sumter, SC)

    “The Church exists by mission as a fire exists by burning.” Those words describe Immanuel Lutheran Church of Sumter, South Carolina. Kindled by the Holy Spirit, they are a small gathering at the base of a big flame.Learn More

  • Iglesia Santisima Trinidad (Fort Worth, TX)

    Serving in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area, Iglesia Santisima Trinidad is a vibrant young mission congregation. With the intention of being truly involved in their community, their focus on evangelism drives them to create disciples that strengthen the presence of the Kingdom. They face the challenge of not having a permanent home, and yet, this is used as an advantage to be Mission Driven in all they do as they proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.Learn More

  • Iglesia Luterana La Transfiguracíon (Irving, TX)

    Seeking to reach out to Hispanics in East and West Dallas County, Iglesia Luterana La Transfiguracion formed in early 2015 as a house church and grew into having services in a backyard, then in a neighboring Lutheran church building.Learn More

  • His Light Ministries (Ministerio SU Luz) (Miami, FL)

    Committed to preaching Christ and making disciples in the power of the Holy Spirit, Iglesia Luterana San Pedro is a mission church to the Latino community. Their radio ministry, “Tiempo de Alabanza,” broadcasts several days a week to reach out to that community; they are seeking funds to support the cost of purchasing air time.Learn More

  • Heidi Punt, Pastor

    Pastor Heidi Punt believes in taking the Great Commission literally. Her work will focus on discipleship and evangelism. As well as partnering with SMI in existing ministry and programs, Pastor Heidi will work to help develop a long term vision with the North American Lutheran Church (NALC) for ongoing training of pastors in Haiti and strengthening the NALC’s relationships.Learn More

Apply to be a GCS Ministry

The Great Commission Society (GCS) of the North American Lutheran Church endorses ministries seeking prayer and financial support from congregations and individuals. Questions? Get in touch with the Missions Office.

GCS Mission Partnership Application