Mission Interpreter Ministry
Telling the story of our hands doing God’s work in the world.”
Mission Interpreter Ministry is a new ministry in the Northeastern Minnesota Synod. Michele Plagman, from First Lutheran in Aitkin, is our volunteer Mission Interpreter Coordinator. Julie Lepisto, from Littlefork Lutheran in Littlefork, is a trained Mission Interpreter.Both of them are charged with recruiting, training and supporting Mission Interpreters throughout the synod. It’s our goal to have at least one Mission Interpreter in every congregation of our synod. They are prepared to come and talk about Mission Interpretation in your congregation – please invite them!
Why Have Mission Interpreters?
When Christians understand their baptismal identity as co-workers in a wider church, they become strong advocates supporting the mission and ministry we share beyond the congregation, through our synod, our churchwide organization and partner organizations.
The Mission Interpreter Ministry helps congregations by increasing the understanding of the work we do together. Members of the congregation see how they are personally connected to mission and ministry around the world.
How Mission Interpretation Strengthens Congregations
What Do Mission Interpreters Do?