LCMC Missions Forum

A Google-Group Venue for Sharing Experiences, Ideas, and Needs

Sponsored by the Augustana District Board of World Missions

We invite all people who are passionate about missions to join this discussion group. It gives us an opportunity to network together in several areas related to our mission to serve Christ.

First, this discussion group will offer a gathering place where prayers can be requested and offered. While we each belong to our individual congregations, we are also all brothers and sisters in Christ, and we should share in one another’s burdens and blessings. God’s Word says in Timothy 2:1 (TNIV) “I urge then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions and thanksgiving be made for everyone.”
Next, this discussion group will offer a gathering place that can be used as a clearing house for information and ideas related to mission work. You can let many others learn about your mission experiences by sharing your post with this discussion group. Jesus said in John 14:12 (TNIV) “Truly I tell you, all who have faith in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these.” During Jesus time the apostles were limited to sharing on an individual scale to one person or small groups. Today, we have been given the gift of the power of the internet. It allows us to network over long distances with others anywhere in the world. By using this gift for the benefit of promoting God’s mission work, perhaps we can do “even greater things” than the apostles were able to do during the time of Christ.

In addition, this discussion group can be a gathering place for Christian fellowship with pleasant and informative conversation between God’s people who have a common interest in helping our neighbor both physically and spiritually. Fellowship is an important part of keeping our Christian faith strong and alive. In Acts 2:42 (TNIV) it says the early Christian community “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer.”

Our mission field can be local, national, or international. If your congregation has experienced success with a local youth outing, or neighborhood outreach program, or a mission trip, maybe you can share that experience so others can learn how to do something similar at their congregation.

We ask that you share this invitation to join the “LCMC Missions Forum” with the members of your congregation. If someone would be interested in joining this group, or has any questions, they can contact Mark Richardson or Jim Dix.  To receive an e-mail to join the discussion, just send a request to the moderator, Jim Dix at We hope to hear from you soon.

Yours in Christ,

Mark Richardson
Interim Service Coordinator
Augustana District, LCMC

Paul Knudson
Chairman Mission Board
Augustana District, LCMC

Jim Dix
, Discussion Group Moderator
Lay Person, Shepherd of the Hills
Hubertus, WI

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