mission field usa

Webinars, podcasts support urban mission, church planting

The online resources from LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission and LCMS Church Planting are available at no cost.

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission: Caring for the homeless

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission offers helpful resources to assist in caring for the marginalized, including the homeless and others in need.

Reaching out with the Gospel in Albuquerque: Mission Field: USA church calls first pastor

On April 8, the Rev. Adam DeGroot was installed as the first pastor of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Albuquerque, N.M. St. Andrew is a church plant of the LCMS Rocky Mountain District in partnership with Mission Field: USA.

Photo essay: Introducing international students to Christ

Luther House is home to University Lutheran Chapel, a congregation with a campus ministry led by the Rev. David Kind and Rebecca Wagner, an LCMS national missionary through the Synod’s “Mission Field: USA” initiative.

Because you care, we share Christ’s love with our neighbors

Together we will reach the least and the lost in MissionField: USA, and we will bring the Gospel to new people in new places across the country. We are going to tell the Good News and love our neighbor.

‘Reporter’ Insert: It’s Time to Plant

A March 2018 Supplement to the Reporter highlights the Mission Field:USA, an LCMS Office of National Mission initiative to develop partnerships between struggling inner-city and rural congregations and healthy congregations that desire to help these ministries restart.

‘Mission Field: USA’ new online tool ‘first of its kind’ in LCMS

The self-paced online tool is a companion to the Mission Field: USA guidebook.

Snapshot: Ferguson

Micah Glenn “could not have foreseen” returning to Ferguson, Mo., after seminary, but as soon as he received the call, he knew it was where he needed to be.

Empowerment Center, including Lutheran Hope Center, opens at Ferguson’s ‘ground zero’

LCMS missionary Rev. Micah Glenn and the Lutheran Hope Center are based there, along with community partners.

God’s Mercy in Philadelphia

God is working in Philadelphia, and we thank Him for the opportunity to be His hands and feet to His children there.

National Mission: planting, revitalizing LCMS churches across America

Leaders of the Synod’s Office of National Mission and district presidents discuss domestic mission efforts like Mission Field: USA and Re: Vitality – ongoing efforts to bring the Gospel to urban, rural and multiethnic communities while also revitalizing struggling congregations.

Bringing God’s Word of hope and healing to Ferguson

Ferguson, Mo., native Rev. Micah Glenn is beginning his first call as a pastor with The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. He is the executive director of the Lutheran Hope Center in Ferguson and he will serve nearby Grace Lutheran Chapel in Bellefontaine Neighbors, Mo.

Domestic Mercy Medical Teams? Why Not!

The need for healthcare and education internationally is enormous, and the MMT program will continue to walk alongside our international partners to help meet this need. However, that same need exists right here in the United States as well.

KFUO Audio: Interview about ‘Mission Field: USA’ with Rev. Schave, Rev. Burfeind

KFUO Radio host Andy Bates talks with Rev. Steve Schave, director, LCMS Church Planting, and Rev. Peter Burfeind about national mission work. Rev. Burfeind is a domestic missionary serving in campus ministry at the University of Toledo and in the struggling inner city of Toledo, Ohio, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church and Student Ministry.

Photo gallery: Service of Sending for new national missionaries

The Rev. Peter Burfeind and the Rev. Adam DeGroot were blessed and sent out as the first two “Mission Field: USA” national missionaries during a service on Jan. 12, 2016, at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis, Mo.

An Out-of-the-Box Missionary

The LCMS is actively partnering with districts, congregations and Recognized Service Organizations to place missionaries like the Rev. Adam DeGroot in Philadelphia.