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Ministries

Ministries

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.

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Men’s Ministry

Men’s Bible Breakfast Thursday Mornings in the Immanuel Fellowship Hall | 6:30 to 7:30am Be a part of the Immanuel Men’s Group! Guys from our church, school, and community gather on the 1st and 3rd Thursday mornings of each month from 6:30 to 7:30am for strong coffee, a tasty breakfast, and God’s Word to start their day off right. Our men’s ministry is always happy to welcome guests and new regular attenders too. Learn about our current Bible Study topic…
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Comfort Dogs

You did it! Thank you. The fundraising phase is complete for Joplin’s Next Comfort Dog. Learn more. Bringing Mercy and Compassion Immanuel’s team of Golden Retrievers and handlers visit people in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and at community events, sharing mercy and compassion with those hurting or in need. Louie Comfort Dog and his 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…
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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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Young Adults

Sharing And Growing Together Young Adults Group NOTE: Young Adults Group has been taking a break during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to resume activities soon! Be a part of Immanuel’s Young Adult Small Group! Led by two of our young teachers from Martin Luther School, any young adult from their late teens through 20s and early 30s is welcome to join in. Young Adults Weekly Bible Study We gather for fellowship and Bible study each week at Panera Bread…
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Lutheran Women in Mission

LWML Women’s Ministry Immanuel has an active Women’s Ministry focused on fulfilling the mission of our congregation to be “Grounded in Christ, Guided by Grace, and Growing to Serve.” Our women’s group, called the “Lutheran Women’s Missionary League” or LWML, meets monthly for Bible study and a meal, and several other times throughout the year in a variety of ways to serve our church, community and world, growing in faith together. Our Lutheran Women in Mission are always ready to…
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Youth Ministry

Youth Belong at Immanuel COVID-19 “HOUSE RULES” FOR YOUTH MINISTRY 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…
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Children And Families

Serving Joplin Children And Families JESSE TREE FAMILY ACTIVITY KIT Fill out our Contact Form to get your FREE “Jesse Tree Kit” from Immanuel Lutheran Church! Through Jesus, you are a part of God’s family. This Advent, consider His great story anew. The Jesse Tree is filled with symbols that walk you through the story of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Jesus is the Seed of Jesse’s tree. He is the Root of Jesse’s tree. He is the Life of…
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Mission Work

Living Our Mission in Joplin and Beyond Immanuel Lutheran Church is much about missions and 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…