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LUKE Ministry

LUKE (Lutheran Urban Kingdom Expansion) Ministry is a Chicago urban renewal initiative. The goal is to partner with Lutheran congregations in urban Chicago and unite them in building holistic, transformational disciple-making communities who are living on mission with God through Word and Sacrament ministry.

Visit LUKE's website to learn more about this amazing ministry!

Recent Devotionals

Life in the Spirit – Prayer 5

The Power of Prayer over Evil
Mark 9:14-29 …”This kind (of demon) can only be cast out through prayer.”
As Christians, we have the Holy Spirit living in us, and he who is within us is greater than he who is in the world. It might not be easy—the evil one will fight hard against what God wants to do. Gather people around you, the church that believes in the power of God and the authority of God over evil, and pray, and God will take authority over your life again. This is what is promised in the Scriptures.

Life in the Spirit – Prayer 4

Life in the Spirit – Prayer 4
Matthew 7:7-8 Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

Most of us pray when we are desperate and in need, but the reality is that we are desperate and in need all the time. That’s the reality of the spiritual warfare that’s going on all around us.

The important thing to remember is that these verses apply in accordance with the will of God. We can bring every need to our all-powerful, all-knowing God, who is constanly working in our world. In addition to however else he answers, we can receive his peace. He is a good God, and he gives good gifts.

LSN Blog

Coaches Corner September 2016
Count the Cost of Weekend “Worship” We, as Christians, believe that the Holy Spirit empowers and enables us to be devoted to Christ and His cause. This should be normal for every believer, and involves living life as God’s holy church and worshiping HIM with our lives. We do this personally...
Coaches Corner August 2016
Follow The Light Into Courageous Leadership This past month, several of our Life Spring Network and LUKE team members had the privilege of attending a leadership conference called the Global Leadership Summit. Over two days, we heard a wide variety of stories and songs from all over the world...

Upcoming Events

Life Spring Network’s Virtual Intro

October 25, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Central Time

Join us during this virtual Intro and learn why the church must change if we are going to accomplish the Great Commission and how the Life Spring Network has been built to partner with churches to help them become holistic, transformational disciple-making communities.

Life Spring Network 10th Anniversary Celebration

November 10, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Connecticut

Celebrate with us God’s faithfulness in this vital ministry. Join us as we recap the ten year journey and cast the vision of how God is leading us in the future.