The Word of the Lord Grows: Christian Apache Voices – Bible Study Materials

Rev. Dr. William Kessel was asked to give a 50 minute presentation at the 125th anniversary celebration of the Lutheran Apache Mission on October 287, 2018. Dr. Kessel wanted to let Apaches from the past illustrate how the Word of the Lord has grown and spread for over 10 decades. Thus, he provided a history in stories in which nine Apaches use their own words to share the goodness of the Lord. The speakers were from various locations: East Fork, Cibecue, North Fork, and Whiteriver. They included young and old, men and women. Both churches and schools were represented as well as the orphanage.

The Apache way of learning includes pondering and discussing stories. To that end, Dr. Kessel has also prepared 10 Bible Studies to accompany his paper. We hope this material can be put to good use in congregations and schools. In this package, you will find the 10 Bible Studies as well as the Answer Key.

May God bless you as you speak His truth in love and share the Good News of salvation. And the Word of the Lord Grows.

WELS Mission Journeys – Promotional Resources

Download free print resources you can use to promote Mission Journeys within your church, school, or organization. For more information on the program, visit wels.net/missionjourneys.

Cultural Fair Resources

Download free resources to plan your school’s Cultural Fair. To request a mission speaker for an accompanying Mission Festival Church Service, visit wels.net/speaker-request.

Vicar in Mission Setting Resources

You and your congregation’s participation in the Vicar in Mission Setting (ViMS) program is highly valued. Together we as representatives of the Board for Home Missions (BHM) and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (WLS) see you as an integral part of training the next generation of mission-minded pastors.

We praise God for you and for your congregation and we value our partnership.

In sharing your plan for training the vicar, it might be good to consults the documents listed below.

To begin the Vicar in Mission Setting request process:

  1. Proceed to My WELS Cloud.
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  4. Under Church, select Vicar in Mission Setting Request.
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  6. Review instructions to create a new request.
  7. Complete all tabs and submit.

PowerPoint Instructions for Home Missions Monthly Statistics Report Form

Cross-Cultural Toolkit

Do you have an opportunity for cross-cultural ministry in your area? Learn what steps you can take to expand that ministry.

Powerpoint Presentations: Home Missions

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Fact Sheets: World Missions

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Video Resources

Powerpoint Presentations: World Missions

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