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WHAT IS A MISSION START?

 

Mission starts have at their core a commitment to disciple people in the Christian (Lutheran) faith through service and witness to their neighborhood or city, always with an eye toward formation of a new community or service group that shares the Gospel message. Mission starts are divided into Faith Community Starts, Education Ministry Starts, or Community Service and Social Ministry

  • New ministries may/should spring out of existing churches, mission societies, and organizations.

  • These ministries need not begin with clergy.

  • These ministries could, in fact, begin and continue as satellites of existing churches in the case of ethnic specific congregations or separate and distinct locations and purpose.

  • Church plants need not begin with a building.

  • Church planting efforts in the CNH are encouraged to include significant lay leadership and involvement from their inception.

  • Ongoing partnership with the CNH District and its representatives is expected to continue.

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Educational

  • Traditional K-12 Schools

  • Preschool or Childcare Programs Microschools

  • Online schools

  • Vocational Technical High Schools Home school support

  • Learning Pods

  • Saturday Language Schools

  • ESL Schools (English as a Second Language)

Community Services

There are a multitude of ways we can serve those in need and follow the words of Christ as he stated in Matthew 25:35 – “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.”

  • Mercy Holistic Ministry - Shower Ministry

  • Feeding Ministry – First Immanuel, San Jose

  • St. John’s Napa Community Gardens/Farms

  • HopeWagon, St. Matthew, Rocklin

Faith Communities

  • Word and Sacrament Ministry House Church

  • Missional Community Microchurch

  • Multi-Site Ministry

  • Cultural Specific Ministry

  • CNH Disability Committee