About Us

First Lutheran's Vision of the Church Body

As we see our vision fulfilled, our desire is that the following will be happening:

Acts 1:8 “And you will be my witnesses in…

…Jerusalem (Growing a local congregation with Christ)
A vision of First Lutheran reaching the East County and growing by new believers and transformed lives
…Judea and Samaria (Planting regional congregations for Christ)
A vision of new church planting and multiplication in San Diego County and northwest Mexico
…and all the ends of the earth." (Sending global servants in Christ)
A vision of sending missionaries and supporting church planting around the world

A Word About Missions and Church Planting

First Lutheran is actively cooperating with other churches and ministries within San Diego County and around the world.

First, it is our commitment to help plant new churches in the southwest region of the United States, as well as train leaders and workers for those church plants through a ministry at First Lutheran called Harvest Institute of Ministries and Church Multiplication.

Second, we are also partnering with work being done around the world to bring Jesus Christ to the nations. In particular, First Lutheran is involved with supporting work that is being done in Mexico, India, Korea, Peru, Poland, Russia, Taiwan, and the Philippines in order to fulfill Jesus’ vision and command to “make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19).

The mission statement of First Lutheran, based on a Matthew 28:19-20. Our desire is that as we fulfill this mission, the following will happen:

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations…