Mission

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. ~ Matthew 28:19-20a

For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? ~ Romans 10:14-15a

Marilyn Carter, Team Leader

Team Members

Steve and Barb Goodspeed, Chris Peterson, Mary Robinson, Ron and Lorraine Simpson


What do we do?

  • With the Great Commission as our guide, New Life Lutheran is committed to distributing 22% of our congregational giving to missions locally and around the world.

  • The Mission Team oversees the distribution of these funds to organizations that have been chosen as mission partners. All organizations are vetted and held accountable to the Mission Team.

The following organizations and initiatives are currently being supported by New Life Lutheran:


Joshua Chege Outreach Ministries (Kenya)

Joshua Chege Outreach Ministries trains pastors, evangelists, and other church leaders throughout Kenya.

http://www.chegeoutreach.org


Friends of Madagascar Missions (FOMM) (Madagascar)

Friends of Madagascar Mission (FOMM) financially supports the mission and ministry programs of the Malagasy Lutheran Church. New Life Lutheran helps support two specific programs in Madagascar through FOMM: Prison Ministry, and Evangelist Program.

http://MadagascarMission.org


Southeast Asia – Mary and Nancy

Though recently retired, Mary and Nancy continue their work developing a written language for a people group with no written language. The Word of God is communicated to the people group through Biblical storytelling. At Mary and Nancy's request, we are not using their last names or a specific location to reduce the chance of pressure or interference from the government.


Youth With A Mission (YWAM) (Malaysia)– Former missionary Tradasha

From 2001 until 2021, Tradasha and her mother, Marlys, were YWAM missionaries in Malaysia. After Marlys passed away in 2021, Tradasha moved back to Minnesota and is transitioning to life outside of the mission field.


Vision Petrozavodsk (Russia)

Through a “Friendship Congregation” relationship, New Life Lutheran and other churches are supporting the congregational work of Pastor Alexei Krongolm at the Ingrian Lutheran Church in Petrozavodsk, Russia, and the region of Karelia.

http://www.nemnsynod.org/vision-petrozavodsk


Military BibleStick

The Military BibleStick reaches service men and women, deployed in some of the most dangerous areas of the world, with God’s Word in audio. This small device with headphones can go with them and sustain them in even the most difficult circumstances.

https://militarybiblestick.com/about/


Child Evangelism Fellowship – Lydia Hardesty (Scotland)

Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) has the mission of evangelizing children with the Gospel of Jesus, discipling them in the Word of God, and establishing them in local churches where they can grow in their faith.

New Life Lutheran currently supports Lydia Hardesty’s mission in Scotland to expand Gospel-ministry among children in Great Britain, across Europe, and around the world.

https://www.LydiaHardesty.com


World Mission Prayer League (WMPL)

World Mission Prayer League (WMPL) exists to see that populations with limited or no access to the Gospel will experience the love of Christ. WMPL is a Lutheran community committed to knowing Christ and praying for the advance of His kingdom.

In addition to supporting the General Fund, New Life Lutheran's donation is designated to specific missionaries in western Congo, Bangladesh, LaPaz (Bolivia), northern Kenya’s remote desert, and Radio Television Caranavi (Bolivia).

232 Clifton Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403, 612-871-6843

http://www.wmpl.org


Awakening Lives to World Missions (ALWM)

Awakening Lives to World Missions (ALWM) exists to call, mobilize, equip, and network congregations to grow locally and to go globally.

New Life Lutheran has supported Pastor Samuel Chim in Cambodia, where he has helped to establish 35 house churches and numerous congregations. His work also includes training pastors, establishing schools, and digging wells.

https://www.alwm.org


Campus Crusade for Christ (Greater Twin Posts Cru)

Campus Crusade for Christ's mission is to help students come to know Jesus, grow in their faith, and then go to the world to tell others about God’s love. Cru offers many opportunities to get involved, including Bible studies, retreats, conferences, social events, and mission opportunities both in the U.S. and abroad.

https://www.lighthousecru.com


Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch (DBGR) (North Dakota)

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christ-centered residential treatment and educational center for children and their families. They help the most troubled, complicated, and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychiatric therapy and trauma-informed care. Upon being admitted to the program, youth are given the option of participating in the Spiritual Life Program (Christ- centered) or values program (not Christ-centered). New Life Lutheran supports the Spiritual Life Program.

https://www.dakotaranch.org


Lutheran Bible Translators (LBT)

Lutheran Bible Translators makes God’s Word accessible to those who do not yet have the Gospel in the language of their hearts. Millions of people can’t read the Bible in a language they understand.

New Life Lutheran’s donation is designated for specific missionaries in Cameroon, Sierra Leone, and Aramaic dialects translation.

https://lbt.org


Spiritual Orphans Network (SON)

Spiritual Orphans Network (SON) is a confessional, evangelical, Christian mission organization that connects North American partners with indigenous Christians living in former communist and Soviet bloc nations. SON mission teams host cross-cultural English Bible camps (biblically based, using English) and schools for children; Life & Adventure camps for teens; and Bible studies for adults.

https://sonetwork.org


Education

Individual grants are available to assist with seminary and military chaplaincy education at St. Paul Lutheran Seminary (LCMC). Application forms are available from any Mission Team member or in the church office.


Short-term Missions

Individual grants are available to assist in funding short-term mission trips. Application forms are available from any Mission Team member or in the church office.