Support the Atlantic District
Engage the World with the Gospel of Hope
The history of the Atlantic District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) has been one of welcoming and embracing each wave of immigrants and newcomers from around the world. Covering metropolitan New York, the Atlantic District is set in one of the most diversely populated areas on earth.
With over 30 missions, the work of the Atlantic District is boundless, bringing God's Word and Love to people from all walks of life. Whether it's setting up new churches, or ministering to existing congregations, Atlantic District missionaries are always ready to reach out to the many ethnic and religious groups in the New York metropolitan area so they may know Jesus Christ! Among the many Atlantic District missions are ministries to Hispanic, African immigrant, Southern Asian and Deaf communities.
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61st Regular Convention Support
Contribute to the Atlantic District's 61st Annual Convention, July 2022
Christ is Risen!
The message of Christ’s death and resurrection for this world is not just a story that we look back upon. It is our history AND the message that continues to have meaning for us today. This is the message that we share through our worship, words, and actions. It is the love of Jesus for our community that we are to live. This is the message that each Atlantic District Missionary shares as they speak to a language group, a culture group, a neighborhood, or a preaching station.
Every dollar you give to the Atlantic District goes to tell people in our communities about the love that Jesus has for them. Your dollars make sure that we continue to share the good news of the One who died and rose for us, that we may have life in him. Your dollars support the hungry, the meek, the lowly and all who are seeking Jesus, whether they know it or not, today not just in history.
Won’t you partner with the Atlantic District this Easter, as we seek Jesus and Engage the World with the Gospel of Hope?
Amidst a developing situation, we are working to gather resources for churches and individuals that seek to support those effected by the ongoing Ukraine conflict through prayer and financial support. Please check back for updates as we add to available Resources.
Pastor Nils Niemeier at Messiah Lutheran Church in East Setauket has written a liturgical prayer that may be useful in worship
Below you will find some suggested organizations with ties to the Atlantic District that can promptly and properly direct your support to immediate needs. The Atlantic District is not currently able to accept funds for the direct support of Ukrainians in a timely way. Please use resources below as a starting point for directing donations.
- Lutheran World Relief - Focused on providing urgent humanitarian care for families and refugees
- Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod - Collected funds are directed to partners in affected areas to provide the best possible impact
- The Life Lutheran Church, Old Westbury - An Atlantic District Church is supporting Ukrainians with 'boots on the ground' (recent update here)
Witness in the Public Square
The “Witness in the Public Square” is the primary mission funding event of the Atlantic District. It has provided over 2.3 million dollars of support to mission endeavors throughout the Atlantic District and around the world. These funds have supported work among many Chinese, Korean, Bengali, Liberian, Pakistani, and others in our midst in New York; feeding people in Liberia during the Ebola crisis; social ministry efforts in Far Rockaway after Superstorm Sandy, and many more, not to mention special ministry surrounding our present global pandemic...
Atlantic District General Fund
The Atlantic District - LCMS is continuously engaged in helping congregations, church-workers and ministries address challenges in an ever-changing landscape. Covering one of the most diversely and densely populated regions of the world, The Atlantic District supports the hard work of our ministries as they "Engage the world with the Gospel of Hope"
The growing Chinese ministry sprawls throughout the 4 boroughs of New York City - engaging an internationally connected people united in the Gospel! Your support helps fund new projects, outreach, and ministers like Lin Yan engage multiple congregations throughout the city.
The Rev. Dr. Ronald F. Fink Memorial Educational Scholarship Fund helps us educate future church leaders. As you read the testimonies of Lutheran Teachers; Deaconesses; Seminary Students; Alternate Route Pastors (Ethnic Institute in Theology, & Specific Ministry Program); and other current and past recipients found in the accompanying brochure, we hope you will be moved to join us by making a gift to help these young people reach their goal of serving the church. The entire church body will be all the stronger for it. Please take a moment and review the brochure and prayerfully consider making a financial donation to help.
The Mission Society
Building on the heritage of our Lutheran faith, the Mission Society brings together individuals who have a heart for missions. Members of the Mission Society commit themselves to pray daily, donate and give hands-on support to missions.Gifts to the Mission Society will ensure that the work of our missionaries will continue for years to come.