Welcome to the Life Spring Network, helping churches become holistic, transformational disciple-making communities.

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 2

Life in the Spirit – Prayer 2

Matt. 6:5-8 “… But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. … Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”

Prayer is not about making people think you’re holy or religious. It’s about relationship with God, an honest dialog with the Trinity. What does your alone time with God look like these days?

Life in the Spirit – Prayer 1

Life in the Spirit – Prayer 1

Mark 11:15-17 – My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations

Jesus honored prayer; he was incensed to find ‘religious’ people profaning the Temple by trying to game the system instead of treating the Temple as a holy space for people to meet God. Let us (God’s people, the Church) become people of prayer, that God may be glorified and we may be changed.

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

Best Practices for Ministry Heartland re:inspire

October 5, 2016 – October 6, 2016

Best Practices for Ministry Heartland is bringing you this FREE conference to encourage and energize members of ministries for mission work, spreading God’s mission for our lives. You are not alone in the mission of the church. Those who are at the conference are committed to walking alongside and together with you. This is a benefit of being the “Church”.

Life Spring Network’s Virtual Intro

October 11, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us 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.