We know Christians are passionate about sharing the Gospel and understand the importance of outreach but don't always feel confident or adequately equipped for The Great Commission in Matthew 28:16-20 ESV.
16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
Through partnerships with congregations, we can help equip their members. In order to effectively facilitate those partnerships, we recruit members from the congregations to serve as LHM Ambassadors. An LHM Ambassador is a congregation member who nurtures a relationship between LHM for the purpose of sharing resources and helping their congregation use them. Having an LHM Ambassador in every LCMS congregation and beyond leads to a greater number of people impacted by the Good News of the Gospel.
Through the relationship that the Ambassador builds, he or she is able to share the tools and resources developed by LHM for outreach in the community and congregational setting.
"Ambassadors play a pivotal role in helping outreach happen at the local level by assessing the equipping needs of their congregation, encouraging participation with LHM outreach training and resources, and helping Christians develop confidence and skills for effective witness," says Jennifer Prophete, LHM's community development manager.