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BHM Overview 2013

WELS Missions Promotions

Peg Thiele

on 21 January 2014

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Transcript of BHM Overview 2013


District mission boards are a blend of pastors and laymen. Their representatives are determined by
the respective mission districts.
BHM or BHM Executive Committee
act on requests...

Work begins.
Keller, TX
Light of Life, Greenwood, IN Christ Alone, Keller, TX
- Started without home mission - Daughter congregation
funding in 2009

- Closure of another church and sale
of property for start up money
Keller, Texas
Greenwood, Indiana
Dothan, AL and Minot, ND
Active core groups meet for worship
Served by pastors who travel several
hours to conduct services
Full-time pastor assigned to Dothan, AL
Dothan, Alabama
Minot, North Dakota
North Dakota
Las Vegas, Nevada
South Carolina
Greenwood, Indiana
Keller, Texas
St. George,Utah
St. George, Utah
A "true start-up;" no core group
Area "ripe for harvest"
Support from Salt Lake City
St. Andrew, Milwaukee, WI
Hispanic neighborhood
Bilingual full-time pastor
called for Hispanic ministry

Greenwood, Indiana
Keller, Texas
Light of Life-Greenwood, Indiana
Light of Life-Greenwood, Indiana
Christ Alone-Keller, Texas
Christ Alone-Keller, Texas
First German Hmong,
Manitowoc, WI
Increasing outreach
with its own location
Hmong outreach is expanding in Brooklyn, MN and Fresno, CA.
Outreach to Vietnamese

Received special grant money
for worship facility
ESL classes
BIC in Vietnamese
Hmong Outreach
Outreach to Hispanics

Cristo Palabra de Vida
- Promotes evangelism
- Provides resources
- Offers training

More than 75% of WELS congregations
are located in areas of concentrated
Hispanic populations.

Church Extension Fund

Helping finance mission
congregation projects

- Partnership with BHM
- Loans for land & buildings
- Matching grants
- Raising capital
Sudanese Ministry

Lincoln Heights, Des Moines, IA
Providing assistance with daily struggles in the U.S.
"Therefore go and
make disciples of all
nations, baptizing them
in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit..."
Matthew 28:19
Keller, TX
Combining with
Beautiful Savior,
Eagon, MN.,
Creating one
with two sites.
A second pastor
is needed for
evangelism in Eagon.

Good Shepherd, Omaha, NE
Omaha home to more than 10,000 Sudanese

Full-time pastor assigned to Gilbert, AZ.
Working Together
Individual and congregation mission offerings and support from parasynodical groups allow us as a church body to take the gospel message to many through home and world mission efforts.
Thank you.
Connect resources
Full-time pastor assigned to Sterling, VA.
Opened 12 new missions throughout the U.S. for fiscal
year 2013-2014.

Long-Range Goal
Open ten new home missions each year.

Peace in Jesus, Boise, ID
- Ministry planning
- Outreach
- Adult confirmation classes

The majority of missions in
their initial years do not
have a church building in
which to worship.
- Four areas with members from
neighboring churches willing to
create nucleus for mission.
South Gilbert, Arizona
Carbon Valley, Colorado
Aiken, South Carolina
Rock Hills, South Carolina
Crown of Life

Hmong Ministry

Starting a Hmong congregation requires

Growing a Hmong congregation requires
Hmong language
Expanding into communities requires

Highlights 2014
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