We are a District of congregations within LCMC who are free in Christ, accountable to one another and rooted in the scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions.
The three words that best describe the primary focus of the Augustana District are: Theology, Church and Mission. We exist to serve congregations of LCMC by tending to theology, serving the practical needs of congregations and actively promoting and coordinating mission ventures. Our District Council, four boards, part-time service coordinator and support staff assist the district in carrying out these commitments.
“The Word of God is Jesus Christ, the proclamation of him, and the Holy Scriptures. This Word functions as both law and gospel, which need to be distinguished, but not separated. The law orders society and convicts us of sin, showing us our need for a Savior. The gospel is the power of God that liberates us from sin, death, and the power of the devil, and brings us, by grace, from death to life.
2 John 1:1, 14, 3 Matthew 18:20; I , John 1:1, 2, 4 II Timothy 3:16, 5 Smalcald, Part III, Article II. The Law, 6 Romans 1:16
Christ commanded that his Word be proclaimed. Through it, the Holy Spirit works faith when and where he pleases and repentant sinners are elected unto salvation. Christians live out their earthly lives as totally justified and totally sinful.
7 Luke24:46-47, 8 Romans 10:17; Augustana V; Small Catechism Part II, Third Article. , 9 Smalcald, Part III, Article III. Penitence.
The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) is a national Church in Ethiopia proclaiming the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ. The EECMY is the largest Lutheran Church in Africa with some five million members.
Augustana District is called to stand with EECMY to support evangelists, to provide EECMY Seminarian support, and to purchase bicycles and motorcycles for evangelists to travel to communities to spread the Gospel. Three worship centers are in the process of construction, one in a very challenging Muslim community.
As a district, we are supporting 4 pastors at $125/month. These pastors are preaching the Gospel to Muslims in northern India and the harvest is great!
Would you, or your congregation like to sponsor a pastor at $125/mo., or $375/quarter?
The District sends quarterly payments of $1,500 to AIMJ, All India Masihi Jamat.
As the district looks to 2022 and beyond, we are welcoming new congregations, supporting new congregational starts, continuing our 2020 Initiative (youth leadership, church plants, and campus ministry), in addition to minding Church, Theology, Mission. As we move forward with these projects, we need manpower to answer this call. The Augustana District continues to grow. The time, effort, and resources required to serve the growing district are steadily increasing. The District Coordinator position now requires full-time but is only supported part-time. Less than 40% of congregations consistently support the district financially. Please prayerfully consider the Augustana District’s growing need for support as you plan your personal and church budgets for the upcoming year. The district greatly appreciates your prayers, support, and volunteers. We pray God’s blessings for your church as He continues to work through you to accomplish His will.
Please consider donating today…
Or send a check made payable to:
c/o Niki Pokornowski
335 Main St S
Hutchinson MN 55350
We are happy to report that over $28,605 has been raised to support the AD 2020 Initiative as of July 31, 2021. One of the inspiring success stories of this initiative is the new “Table Ministry” in Sioux Falls, South Dakota led by Pastor Erica Varcoe. While we are thankful for this special giving, we can’t forget to support our AD General Fund as well.
DID YOU KNOW that you, or your congregation, can financially support the district in a number of ways? It’s true! See all the ways here!
c/0 2020 Initiative Fund
335 Main St. S.
Hutchinson, MN 55350
Please specify “2020 Initiative” in the memo section.
Or you can donate online now:
335 Main St S
Hutchinson MN 55350
at Augustana District
The 5-session course, for the person in the pew, is taught by Bud Thompson, of the St Paul Lutheran Seminary faculty. Pastor Thompson is a retired Lutheran pastor who has 35 years of experience as a parish pastor, 20 years of experience teaching the Bible to university students, and for many years has written on the Bible and Catechism for Connections magazine.
NEW! Church Salary Reports for budget setting are now being offered to our congregations!
2021 Convocation of the cross videos are now online.
It’s not really new anymore … but just in case you need it, it’s here.
The attendance for the joint Convocation/Convention was lower than was expected. The thought behind doing the joint event was that it would allow for more people to participate in both events.
Would you please take a a moment to answer just a few questions (only 6) to help us decide how to proceed next year? Your help is very much appreciated.