For the LORD your God will bless you in all your harvest, and in all the work of your hands, and your joy will be complete.
(Deut. 16:15)

Mark Gerken
Executive Asst. Missions and Human Care
Phone: (515) 576-7666

Links of Interest
File Downloads

Ministry Plan for 2014

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Missio Apostolica - May 2013

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Missio Apostolica - November 2014

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New Ministries Workshop Presentation

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Scholarship Application - Mission Events

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God has placed us, as people and congregations, right where we are "for such a time as this" (Esther 4:14).  People unaware of the salvation and abundant life God has purchased for them through Jesus Christ are living all around us.  Together, as His people, we are charged with bringing His love and truth to them.  To that end we are especially targeting unbelievers, men, former LC-MS, and outreach through our vocation(s) and technology in our combined and individual mission outreach.  May God bless our efforts for the extension of the Gospel within our communities, throughout the District and into all the world (IDW Mission Statement).

Mission News

Living on Mission Event

Rev. Greg Finke, Executive Director of Dwelling 1:14 and author of “Joining Jesus on His Mission,” will be coming to Iowa District West, and facilitating four discussions to give congregational leaders a low-risk way of discovering what a life of everyday mission can look like for their people, and how the congregation can support such a lifestyle through its services and programs.

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Joining Jesus on His Mission

Written by an LCMS pastor, this is an excellent resource for helping your members understand what it means to live on mission in their everyday life! Copies of this book are available from the district office for $10.

Discussion Guides to go along with the book.

Guide 1 | Guide 2 | Guide 3 | Guide 4 | Guide 5 | Guide 6 | Guide 7 | Guide 8

Website for the author’s ministry:

Mission Learners-Mission Leaders

“Mission Learners-Mission Leaders” is an opportunity for pastors and professional church workers to participate in mission experiences hosted through Iowa District West, LCMS World Missions, or related mission partners.

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Mission Videos

Planting New Ministries Introductory Workshop

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Mission Grant Invitation

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Mission Moment - Regional Outreach Conference

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Mission Moment - Campus Ministry

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Mission Moment - IOWAY

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Mission Moment - Camp Okoboji

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