The goal of Alaska Mission for Christ is to share Christ in the last frontier. This goal is spelled out below in the ends statements of AMC:
- A BOLD proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is made to those who do not yet know Him in every community in Alaska.
- As a result of this proclamation many people are saved by God’s grace for eternal life. It’s harvest time – all the time.
- As people come to faith in Jesus, they become part of local Christian faith communities.
- As people grow in faith, the Church, the LCMS, local Christian faith communities, and individual believers are built up to the glory of God.
- As individual Christians grow in faith they share Jesus with others.
- Lay ministry servants are prepared to share the Gospel in all settings.
- As the Church is built up to the glory of God, people will be identified, encouraged and trained for commissioned or ordained ministry.
- Alaska congregations, volunteers, District, Synod, and other Christian groups will joyfully share in the mission work of Jesus through the AMC.
Lay ministers are lay men who have been equipped to do Word and Sacrament ministry in order to expand the ministry of Ordained Pastors.
A licensed Deacon is a lay minister that has completed 10 courses in Theology and has been certified by the Northwest District to do public Word and Sacrament ministry under the supervision of an ordained minister.
Women are encouraged to take lay ministry courses, but cannot be certified for public Word and Sacrament ministry.
You can support AMC in a variety of ways: pray, volunteer, or give financially. If you would like to learn more, please sign up for our monthly newsletter.
If you bring children age 15 or younger there must be a parent or guardian with them.
Ages 16-17 An adult supervisor must accompany.
Ages 18-21 Volunteer will accompany experienced AMC volunteer.
Yes, most everyone in Alaska speaks english. Some of the elders may speak their native tongue.
Summer in Alaska can be warm and sunny or cold and rainy. It is not unusual for it to be in the 70's in the day and freezing at night. Often all of these conditions occur on one day in the same location. Bring casual clothes that can be layered--sweatshirts, T-shirts, and jeans are especially useful. Bring a heavy, water-repellent jacket. Please remember as you select your clothing that you are representing the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and people will form their initial opinions of you and the church based on your actions and your clothing. Please do not bring T-shirts with offensive sayings, crop tops; or very short skirts or short shorts.
When you arrive in Anchorage we will meet you at the airport and direct you to one of our local churches to spend the night. This will be floor space only so please bring an air mattress and sleeping bag. When you get to your destination they will have prepared a place for you to stay. This also is floor space only. If you require other accommodations, that will be up to you to make those arrangements.
You need to plan on at least a 10 day commitment. You need to fly into Anchorage on a Thursday or Friday and stay until the following Sunday. The biggest reason for this is that sometimes there are airplane delays. Also I will be doing about a 2-4 hour orientation before you leave for the village or community that you will be working in.
It is up to your team to choose the curriculum. It can be any commercial christian or we have copies of a curriculum that was written for AMC.
With the airlines charging everyone for their baggage it may be cheaper to mail your supplies to the village r community that you will be serving in. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for mail to arrive in the village you are sending it to. Make sure that you address it to yourself and let our contact person know that it is coming.
There are a couple of off airport places that are a little cheaper than to go through you travel agent and get one from the airport. Contact us for more details. We recommend "Cheap Wheels Car Rental" @ 907-561-8627.