Gospel Nets

 

 

And (Jesus) said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.’” (Matt. 4:19 ESV)

Every church needs certain things: the Bible, a pastor, a place to worship God. But new churches around the world don’t always have these things. Members might have to share a Bible because they don’t have enough. They might have to meet outside, in a tent or in someone’s house to worship God. They might not even have their own pastor to teach them about Jesus and His Word.

Help Cast Gospel Nets that Bring People to Jesus!

With your help, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod can help new churches around the world get the things they need to tell people about Jesus. Whether in Africa, South America or Asia, all churches need to be able to wash people with the waters of Holy Baptism, teach the Word of God so people believe and feed them with the Lord’s Supper. Together through your support of Gospel Nets, you can join your brothers and sisters in Christ around the world and be fishers of men!

 

$5 can provide a Bible in another language

People need to be able to read and hear God’s saving Word in their own language.


 

$25 can provide Sunday school materials

Children remember Bible stories better when teachers use pictures and activities.


 

$100 can provide bicycles to help pastors travel between churches

Bicycles make it easier for pastors to travel to many different villages to tell people about Jesus.


 

$500+ can provide roofs for new church buildings

Churches around the world might be built out of mud or straw. They need roofs to protect people from the sun and the rain.


 

How you can help.

Gifts and offerings to the Gospel Nets project helps give Christians around the world the tools they need to grow in God’s Word and catch new disciples for Christ.

 

Send offerings to: 
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
P.O. Box 66861 
St. Louis, MO 63166-6861

Share your story!

 

How is your church and VBS raising money to help cast Gospel nets? Send us your stories, and we’ll post them here to encourage others!

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Gospel Nets: Stories on becoming fishers of men
VBS at Trinity Lutheran Church

We had 47 kids attend our VBS this year, and we set a goal to collect $500 for Gospel Nets. We assumed we wouldn't make our goal during the week of VBS, but we thought we would complete it by the end of summer after adding contributions from our weekly Sunday School offerings. We were shocked on Friday morning when we were only $15 short of our goal! Then we had a surprise late donation at 11:30 a.m. of $15! We made our goal in only five short days. The kids begged us to still take a collection at the closing ceremony held Friday night. We were again amazed at God's Grace when we collected an additional $454.44 on Friday night, almost doubling our goal amount! That has never happened before. We showed the kids how much we had by placing a large net in the sanctuary and adding a fish every time we collected $5. Our net is now overflowing. The kids were so excited to learn that we collected enough to provide a roof, four bicycles and 10 Bibles.

Elizabeth Eppler; Trinity Lutheran Church; Pinckney, Mich.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014 6:02:00 PM

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Challenge!

Together, we can help Christians around the world share the Good News about Jesus our Savior with their neighbors. Take the challenge and become a fisher of men!

How?

  • Hold a bike ride or other fundraising event to help provide pastors with bikes and other vehicles so they can travel to churches to preach and teach.
  • Learn more about how new churches are started around the world by visiting lcms.org/international.
  • Collect pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters or dollars for the purchase of Bibles and Sunday school materials for kids around the world.

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