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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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  • 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

  • India Transformed

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Kevin & Sarah Pfister

    Currently, Kevin and Sarah serve as Marketplace Workers within the sending agency of Operation Mobilization (OM). This means that they are tentmakers using their musical talents, both professionally and through their ministry work, to share the Gospel with those around them. OM does not yet have an official team in Bulgaria and, as of right now, they are the only OM missionaries living and serving full-time in the country.Learn More

  • Kingdom Kids (Niños del Reino)

    Shepherd of the Woods in Jacksonville, FL, has been serving in Tarma, Peru, since 2009 when God led them there and a new Lutheran mission church began.Learn More

  • LAMP Ministry Inc. (Lutheran Association of Missionaries & Pilots)

    LAMP shares the love of Jesus to indigenous people in communities in remote northern Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia through Christ-centered Bible studies and other outreach projects.Learn More

  • Life Stream Oromo Evangelical Church (Chicago, IL)

    This congregation’s mission statement reads: “Bring people to salvation in Jesus Christ and disciple them in their relationship to Jesus Christ…” The congregation, located in Chicago, seeks to build the Body of Christ, first through reaching out to the Oromo people in the Chicago area, then to all people under Jesus' command in Matthew 28, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” This will be accomplished with God’s help through regular worship, Holy Communion, confirmation study, the website, witnessing to neighbors, distributing flyers and going door to door.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