Our ministry partners
Jesus Christ is Lord of his church and our congregation. We believe that the church is the local congregation where the word of God is rightly preached and the sacraments (baptism and the Lord’s Supper) are administered accordingly. To help us carry out our ministry and grow to the maturity that Christ has in mind for us, we as a congregation choose to partner with the following organizations:
1. Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC): a flat association of over 1,000 congregations, LCMC is different from a hierarchy or bureaucracy. We choose to affiliate with this association because we share the same core convictions:
- free in Christ
- accountable to one another
- rooted in scripture and the Lutheran Confessions
- committed to fulfilling the Great Commission
You can learn more about Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ at: http://lcmc.net/
2. FaithInkubators: Faith Inkubators is dedicated to the health and welfare of all God’s children and the whole Christian church, its congregations, families and children. Through our partnership with “FINK”, we are equipped with not just excellent curriculum but with a systematic, holistic approach to help families follow Jesus.
FINK’s mission is to equip church leaders to effectively train their congregations in holistic, biblical, theologically sound faith formation systems. It is also their goal to catalyze a revolution in home-based faith education and spawn a home devotional movement across the church.
Together with our friends at FINK, we strive to make the home the primary incubator of faith for disciples of all ages by replacing classroom models of education with parent-involved small group models. We choose to partner with FaithInkubators because of our common conviction that parents are the key teachers of the faith and that home is the “first church”. You can learn more about FINK at: http://www.faithink.com/
3. Willow Creek Association: Willow Creek Association (WCA) is a not-for-profit organization that exists to maximize the life-transformation effectiveness of local churches. We partner with WCA because they train and equip us to be more effective in reaching out to our neighbors with the message of Jesus Christ. You can learn more about WCA at: http://www.willowcreek.com/
4. The Institute of Lutheran Theology: ILT is an independent, pan-Lutheran theological project, holding that God in Jesus Christ brings sinners to repentance and new life. Because of its commitment to Scripture, to the Lutheran Confessions, and to deep dialogue with the contemporary intellectual horizon, the Institute works with supporting congregations to educate the next generation of faithful Lutheran preachers and teachers. You can learn more about the Institute of Lutheran Theology at: http://ilt.org/
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5. MayaWorks believes that community development happens through economic development of women. MayaWorks is a nonprofit social venture that empowers indigenous women of Guatemala to achieve economic security by providing markets for their handcrafted products, access to microcredit loans and expanded educational opportunities. www.mayaworks.org The Spring Newsletter can be seen at the following: MayaWorks Newsletter: Spring 2013