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Monday Ministry - LCMC


Today's Monday Ministries is LCMC. Five years ago we, the body of Central, joined Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ. Presently there are over 800 congregations that are part of this growing network of Lutheran congregations. Below is a brief descriptor of LCMC. On behalf of LCMC, thank you for your financial support of Central, as a portion of Central's tithe goes to support LCMC. Please take a moment to pray for LCMC and our witness as a congregation in the greater Elk River community.


Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ is an association of congregations and individuals who are:

  • free in Christ;
  • accountable to one another;
  • rooted in the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions;
  • working together to fulfill Christ's Great Commission to go and make disciples of all nations.

LCMC is an association of congregations. We have a great respect for the reality that the church is where the people of God gather together around Word and Sacrament. The local congregation is where the church becomes a concrete reality for God's people.

At the same time we are joyously aware that each congregation is a part of the greater body of Christ. The actions of each congregation within our association reflect on our association as a whole. And the actions of our association reflect on the whole body of Christ. For this reason we have committed ourselves to a common set of ministry standards.

Congregations have significant latitude in ordering and shaping ministry in their local setting, and we intentionally have made joining and leaving the association simple. We have also agreed to a disciplinary process for addressing congregations whose actions violate our agreed-upon statements of faith and practice.