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North American Lutheran Church - Disaster Response
What should NALC pastors or congregation leaders do when a natural disaster, such as flooding, tornadoes, and fires, strikes in the community or in an area where the congregation is able to or desires to provide assistance?
Since the NALC is a small church with widespread congregations, it is important that you contact us as quickly as possible when a disaster occurs in your area. First and foremost, if the disaster is close by, make sure you are safe. Next, contact the NALC Disaster Response Coordinator, Mary Bates (740-509-1132; email@example.com) as quickly as possible so the prayer power of the NALC can be unleashed. Be sure to also contact your Mission District to see if your local NALC Disaster Response Team can provide assistance.
NALC Disaster Response has resources and capabilities to assist in early response and longer term recovery. We can open the gates to material resources, networking, counseling, training, and volunteers.
Remember, the key is early communication! The sooner we learn of a disaster in your area, the more quickly NALC Disaster Response can respond to the needs of your community.
Find more information and resources: NALC Disaster Response
Great Commission Society of the North American Lutheran Church
What Is the NALC Great Commission Society?
The Rev. Carol Fryer, NALC Missions Specialist
And Jesus came and said to them (his disciples), “All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:18-20 NRSV).
The Great Commission Society (GCS) is dedicated to carrying out the Great Commission that we have from our Lord, Jesus Christ. In Matthew’s gospel, these are the final words spoken by Jesus before he ascends into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father. Here are the disciples’ marching orders. They are also our marching orders as Christ’s “disciple making disciples” today:
Make disciples of all nations
- Baptize in the Triune Name
- Teach others as Jesus has taught us to obey the commandments of God
- Trust in Jesus’s continuing presence