Outreach Training — Request a Team
How does a congregation apply to host a team of The 72®?
After the voters' assembly or other decision-making group agrees to receive a team of The 72®, a representative of the congregation requests and completes the application or completes the online form.
Request a Team Form
Request a “Host Congregation Application”
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
Office of National Mission
1333 S. Kirkwood Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-7295
888-THE LCMS (888-843-5267)
Basic church profile questions are asked to help the coordinator of The 72® understand the congregation's needs and expectations. After much prayer and review of the congregation information, the teams are selected.
What does The 72® do with the application?
When the completed application and application fee is received from the congregation, the coordinator of The 72® calls the pastor and together they review the congregation's expectations. The duration of a team’s stay with the congregation is also discussed.
A lead time of three months is helpful to select The 72® team. After much prayer and a review of the trained teams, a team selection is made. Then the team members are sent a copy of the Host Congregation Application.
After the team is selected, a phone conference is held with leaders in the congregation, district and The 72® office personnel. This conference call helps define a specific schedule for the time of service spent in the congregation by the team.