Mission Partnerships

Lutherans in Africa


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Lutheran School of Theology

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Alaska Mission For Christ 



Founded in 2010, Lutherans in Africa (LIA) equips Africans to be teachers of the saving faith in Christ Jesus. This is done through training pastors, evangelists, deaconesses, and Sunday school teachers in the pure doctrine and its instruction, liturgy, and hymnody and through translating key doctrinal resources into African languages. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, LIA is under the directorship of Rev. James E. May Jr., a graduate from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A former missionary in French West Africa, he is married to Tiina May and has six children: Maggie, Tristan, Sarai, Sofia, Jonas, and Matthew.




Alaska Mission for Christ is the mission arm of the 14 Alaskan congregations of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. We are working together to make a bold witness for Jesus in every community in Alaska. We believe in that every Christian is called to be a part of God's mission. Therefore, we encourage volunteers to be involved in sharing the Gospel as leaders of Vacation Bible School programs, Sports Camps, hammer and nails projects and other programs that share the love of Jesus. We recognize that the huge distances, small population, and varied cultures of Alaska bring special challenges. We believe in training lay people to be involved in all aspects of ministry to meet these needs. Eight lay people trained by Alaska Mission for Christ have gone on to be ordained as Pastors in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Five of Alaska's 14 LCMS Congregations have their roots in the work of Alaska Mission for Christ. Please join us as we work to make sure that every person in Alaska has the opportunity to know the Good News of Jesus.