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Northwest District (LCMS) Department of Evangelism Records

Identifier: NWD.26

Scope and Contents

The records contain correspondence, various documents and reports, meeting minutes, and newsletters.


  • 1956 - 1973

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for research by appointment.

Conditions Governing Use Note

The Northwest District Archives is the owner of the materials in the Department of Evangelism Collection and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Northwest District Archives before any reproduction use. Copyright resides with the creator of the documents or their heirs. The status of copyright is governed by the Copyright Law of the U. S. (Title 17, U.S.C.). In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Historical note

Evangelistic work was done from the early days of the Northwest District, mostly be individual pastors, congregations, and circuit riders employed by the District. In 1949 the District Mission Committee began a more formal programmatic approach through a series of 7 Evangelism Workshops at various places throughout the District.

By the mid 1950s, organized evangelism efforts were conducted in may parts of the Northwest District, encouraged and coordinated by a "District Evangelism Contact Man." Some programs were of local origin, others were adapted from programs suggested by the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod. To align these diverse and scattered evangelism efforts more closely with the District's total program, the 1961 District Convention made the Office of District Mission Man an advisory office to the District Missions Committee. An evangelism committee was soon formed. The Evangelism Committee held its final meeting on February 19, 1996, when a reorganization of the District made this function a department under Congregational Services.


0.17 Linear Feet (in 4 folders.)


The records of the Department of Evangelism of the Northwest District (LCMS).


The folders are arranged in alphabetical order; the contents are arranged by date.

Guide to the Northwest District (LCMS) Department of Evangelism Records An Inventory at the Northwest District Archives
Nolan R. Bremer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Northwest District (Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod) Archives Repository

Northwest District Archives
Concordia University
2811 NE Holman St.
Portland Oregon 97211-6099 USA