Mission Partner Congregations
Mission Partner congregations develop mutually supportive relationships so that each congregation is encouraged in its outreach. These partnerships enable new and renewing missions to have what they initially need in finances, basic needs, spiritual and prayer support, etc. to “make Christ known” in their communities.
Campus ministry offers a church “home away from home” as students deal with the pressures and opportunities of campus life, as well as participate in worship and fellowship, nurturing and serving with their peers.
Old South End Ministry
Ministering to a largely immigrant neighborhood of Toledo, OSE ministries include after-school and summer programs for children as well as a thrift shop and space for immigrant groups wishing to preserve their culture.
This multi-cultural congregation in Toledo provides ministries for children through their Learning Club and a summer camp. Hundreds of children are served breakfast and lunch as well as a full day of fun, learning activities. Located in a struggling neighborhood, members of Redeemer also direct a food pantry that serves local residents.
A new mission to the residents of this often isolated island. Youth ministry is an important element with over 80 young people eager for fellowship. Also emphasized on the island, is ministry to foreign students who work during the tourist season and to vacationers and seasonal residents.
The oldest Lutheran parish in Toledo is located in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city; among struggling, often discouraged people. Food for body and soulis offered at the church throughout the week as well as on Sunday. The parish provides many programs, including after-school and summer programs for children and a support group for mothers.
Threshold is a new church plant that is “called to bring the Kingdom of God to Toledo through word and action so that our city may be transformed by the love of God and the good news of Jesus Christ.” Some hallmarks of this ministry are its ability to reach young adults and its mission team named “call-outs” that regularly go out into the city sharing God’s love and serving in His Name.
In order to provide greater access to theological education for ministry for all the baptized in Regions 4, 5 and 6, the Covenant Cluster Network will: convene the theological education providers within the Covenant Cluster including the colleges, seminaries, campus ministries, synods and synodical non-degree programs, camps and teaching congregations and encourage networking among theological education providers by creating the opportunity for coordination, cooperation and/or collaboration among theological education providers.