Who is Lutheran Hour Ministries? • Leading global evangelism ministry that is on the frontiers of communicating the Good News to a lost and hurting world • Actively engaged alongside ministry partners to connect the hurting and lost to the church community Sharing the Good News United States: • One million Gospel touches each week Internationally last year: • 350,000 responses • 54,446 referrals to local congregations The Lutheran Hour • Airing since 1930 • Now broadcast on more than 1,400 stations as well as the American Forces Network • More than 800,000 listeners per week The Lutheran Hour New Speaker: Rev. Gregory Seltz • Previously the Director of the Cross-Cultural Ministry Center/ Professor of Theology at Concordia University-Irvine • Pastoral experience in Tampa, Dallas and New York Para el Camino Spanish-language program broadcasting in: United States Peru Costa Rica Ecuador Spain Honduras International Ministries • Proclaims the Gospel in culturally appropriate venues and media • Equips individuals to share Christ’s message of hope • Engages volunteers and congregations International Ministries Bible Correspondence Courses International Ministries Radio Programming International Ministries Music, Drama and Puppet Ministry International Ministries Equipping the Saints International Ministries Project JOEL International Ministries Rallies and Outdoor Events International Ministries Holistic Outreach International Ministries Strategic Emphases • Unreached People • Urban Areas • Young People Online Mission Trips • First trip hosted during 2012 National Lutheran Schools Week • Used combination of pre-recorded and live video clips from Paraguay International Ministries Partnerships • Provide ongoing support • Offer a one-time gift • See the Gospel at work through hands-on service with an LHM ministry center www.lhm.org/partner Men’s NetWork Men’s NetWork Regular Video Snippets • The Baloney Shop • Stuff They Didn’t Teach Me in Sunday School Men’s NetWork • Video-based Bible studies • 18 videos available on a variety of topics • Recent studies: – Joseph: Carpenter of Steel – Profiles Series: Ned Jarrett: Never Rode Alone Colt McCoy: A Father, Son and Football Men’s NetWork The Bible on Trial • More than 465 local airings nationwide • National airings on Inspiration Network and NRB Network New TV special planned for Fall 2012 MISSION U MISSION U • MU 101—Equipping to Share: Everyday Evangelism • MU 102—Witnessing Methods: Seven Styles of Faith Sharing • MU 201—Dealing with Tough Questions • MU 202—The Outreach-Minded Church: Unified Vision and Mission • MU 203—Sharing the Gospel in a Digital Age • MU 301—Christ Alone in a Coexist World five14 Cutting-edge evangelism program for teens • • • • • Training Events Videos Community Music Presentation Regional Outreach Conferences • Compelling presenters • Breakouts covering outreach topics to reach today’s culture • Opportunities to connect to local, national and international ministries • More than 2,000 attendees in 2011 • Another series in 2013 Project Connect Topical booklets offering hope and comfort Revolving Display • 230 booklets (23 titles) • 55 titles available PC Junior • 40 booklets (4 titles) • Spanish-language available JCPlayZone Award-winning, Christ-centered web site for kids Devotions Daily Devotions • Available online or via e-mail • Written by Pastor Ken Klaus Seasonal Devotions • Downloadable and customizable • Available for Advent & Lent Thank You! Any Questions? Check out lhm.org for more information!