Living Word Lutheran Church
An NALC mission congregation established in 2012, Living Word’s mission is as follows: “As hearers of the Gospel, Living Word believes we are a people, called and sent by God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, to be a community of faith, hoe and love, who witness to Christ and His coming Kingdom before the entire world, striving to learn, live and share the word of God.”
In its short existence, the congregation has had to move numerous times due to financial pressures, and has lost many of its original members in each move. The congregation needs funds to put up signage and advertise in the area in order to make itself better known. It also hopes to become a business partner with a local Christian radio station, where it could advertise both through radio spots and the station’s website.
The community surrounding Living Word is multi-ethnic with large groups of Hispanics, Asians, Africans and Europeans. Within the last year Pastor Kenneth Hauge began a part-time pastoral ministry, replacing supply preachers. The consistency of his ministry and a stable location will help the congregation reclaim its mooring.
Living Word received an NALC Mission Grant in 2016. It has not had an audit performed.
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