Immanuel is a busy place, with ministry opportunities in a variety of areas. All of our ministries are designed to help us accomplish God’s mission for us to be Grounded in Christ, Guided by Grace, Growing to Serve.

Comfort Dogs

Bringing Mercy and Compassion Immanuel’s team of Golden Retrievers and their handlers visit people in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and at community events, sharing mercy and compassion with those hurting or in need. The Joplin Comfort Dogs and their team also responds after disasters all around the country and have become trusted friends to many. More than one hundred LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs are serving Lutheran congregations and schools all around the United States, thanks to the amazing work of Lutheran…
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Martin Luther School

Lighting the Flame of Learning Now Enrolling | Age 2 through 8th Grade | Call 417-624-1403 We invite you to be a part of what God is doing at Martin Luther School! This mission outreach of Immanuel Lutheran Church has been serving families in Joplin since 1953 with excellence in academics balanced with a Christ-centered approach. MLS has openings for students in preschool and kindergarten, and continuing through 8th grade. Hoping to meet the needs of even more families in our…
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Youth Ministry

Youth Belong at Immanuel We are the student ministry of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Our Youth Center is a place to belong, grow, and serve for students in grades 6 to 12. Join us in our Youth Ministry! Youth Building with comfy couches and seating areas, technology and screens, ping pong, pool table, great snacks and more—a space designed for young people. Sunday Morning Bible Class for high school students, with studies that help us to understand the ever-changing world and…
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Children And Families

Serving Children And Families Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin is committed to serving the needs of children and their families in our community, church and school. From programs and activities, to facilities and staff, Immanuel is striving to be a place where children and families feel welcome, comfortable, and equipped to grow together in Christ, by grace, to serve. See what Immanuel Lutheran Church is doing in Child Ministry and Family Ministry: Sunday School Classes, featuring an engaging curriculum, caring…
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Living Our Mission in Joplin and Beyond Immanuel Lutheran Church is much about mission work. Since 1897, we have existed by God’s grace to serve our community and world. Below are some of the endeavors that demonstrate how we are living our mission to be “Grounded in Christ, Guided by Grace, Growing to Serve”. Martin Luther School – MLS has been in existence in Joplin for more than sixty years, serving children and their families, “Lighting the Flame of Learning” with…