Almost 70 percent of Lutheran Church –Missouri Synod (LCMS) churches that becamemulti-site congregations experienced an overall increase in worship attendance after starting a new campus, according to the LCMS Multi-site Church Survey.
West Virginia is truly a beautiful state, highlighted by green mountain ridges, winding country roads and clear tumbling streams. About 1.7 million people call this Appalachian state home, with almost a million residents not claiming any particular religious affiliation.
The HARP (Helping Appalachian Rural Peoples) Mission, a faith based NGO - Leading others in serving the Lord through our compassionate service in the mission field.
This Case Study (revised May 23, 2009) by Rev. Kevin Wilson, Ohio District Mission and Ministry Facilitator offers an in depth review of opportunity the LCMS has to bring its witness of the Gospel of Christ to the people of West Virginia.