Mission West Online Conference

An online Mission Conference presented by the Northwest, California Nevada Hawaii, and Pacific Southwest Districts of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

 

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Attend online at https://psd.online.church/

 

We know that we are experiencing a time of upheaval and change greater than any in recent memory. Issues like a global pandemic, social unrest, and deeply polarizing politics are placing a heavy burden on churches and their leaders to respond faithfully. This often can lead to an increasingly inward focus or even ministry paralysis when it comes to meeting community needs with the mission of Christ. Rev. Dr. Tod Bolsinger, author of the popular book Canoeing the Mountains, defines the type of leadership necessary for this uncharted territory as “energizing a community of people toward their own transformation in order to accomplish a shared mission in the face of a changing world.” Join Dr. Bolsinger and an amazing group of leaders as we convene Mission West, an online Mission Conference October 17, 2020. This event is a partnership between the three west coast Districts of the LCMS, and will be offered FREE. It’s our prayer that socially distanced gatherings of leaders from across our region will tune in from 11:00am – 3:00 pm on Saturday October 17th as we engage real issues of public health, social justice, and government interaction with innovative and missional responses.

 

Keynote Speaker:  Rev. Dr. Tod Bolsinger - Author of Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory; Vice President and Chief of Leadership Formation at Fuller Seminary.

 

Register at https://www.psd-lcms.org/missionwest, then let us know you have registered so we can share a follow up debrief meeting to consider how what we learn can apply at OSLM and in Livermore.

Partner Outreach Organizations

Mission and outreach ministry is a team effort. Not only is this something that we as a congregation need to rally together to do, but we are better able to provide care and reach out with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we we join hands with other organizations. The organizations bellow are ones that we have an on-going relationship with. Not all of the organizations we currently work with or may work with in the future are expressly Christian, but our work always will be, whether we are in service to our neighbor offering them food and shelter, or comfort in the Gospel that only Jesus Christ can bring. 

  • LINC Bay Area

    The mission of LINC Bay Area is three fold:

    •          ENGAGING Local Leaders
    •          EQUIPPING New Ministries
    •          EMPOWERING Community Impact
  • Shepherd's Gate

    Shepherd’s Gate exists to meet the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of women and children suffering from homelessness, addiction and domestic violence through the love of Jesus Christ, equipping them to lead lives of faith, hope and love, and to reach out to others in His name.

  • The Mission and Values of CityServe are:

    • WE CARE: Caring for people in crisis
    • WE COORDINATE: Coordinating resources and volunteers between the faith-based community, non-profits, schools, businesses, and government agencies
    • WE CONNECT: Connecting volunteers in the local church and community to the non-profits in our Tri-Valley