Since 2001, Districts and Fellowship Groups in LCMC have been designed to create opportunities for relationship, provide support and communication between congregations, and encourage mutual accountability for pastors and congregations.
Believing that strong theology is helpful and necessary for the life of the church and the proclamation of the gospel, the Augustana District commits itself to the core convictions of Lutheran Confessions.
We also understand that support and assistance to churches enhances congregational life.
Active engagement and partnership in mission ventures and causes throughout the world is the final tenet of our motto:
Theology. Church. Mission
With assistance from our staff and leaders, these are some of the services and support we provide:
The Augustana District is an association of congregations belonging to Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC). LCMC churches wishing to join Augustana may do so with a majority vote of their Church Council, by way of adopting a resolution expressing their desire to join and their subscription to Augustana’s constitution, bylaws, and Statement of Faith. Such a resolution should be signed by the president and/or pastor of the congregation and mailed to the Augustana District offices (335 Main St S, Hutchinson, MN. 55350). Upon approval by the District Council, such congregations are entitled to all the rights and privileges of the Augustana District. Contact us for more information.
Congregations which have not yet taken a formal congregational vote to join LCMC but wish to share in the mission and fellowship of the Augustana District may do so by becoming an Associate Member Congregation. Taking this step does not result in so-called ‘dual-affiliation’, but associates your church in a way that connects it to the purpose and benefits of Augustana without [yet] severing ties from its current denomination. This is similar to joining a Bible Camp association or a mission society. The process is the same as above, by a majority vote of the Church Council, and a signed subscription to Augustana’s constitution, bylaws, and Statement of Faith (send to Augustana District 335 Main St S Hutchinson, MN 55350). Associate Member Congregations have “voice but not vote” at district conventions. Individuals of Associate Member Congregations may fully participate in the boards, committees, and programs of the district. Contact us for more information.
The Augustana District is an association of congregations. However, we recognize that there may be individuals who wish to associate with us even if their home congregation does not. We welcome such people as “Associate Individual Members,” both clergy and laity alike. Please send a letter to the district (335 Main St S. Hutchinson MN 55350, requesting such status, and stating your subscription to our constitution, bylaws, and Statement of Faith. Associate Individual Members have “voice but not vote” at district conventions, and otherwise may fully participate in the boards, committees and programs of the district. Contact us for more information.