We are a Biblical group of mission churches, programs and an academic educational system. We base our faith, teaching and life not on what people say or tradition, but on what God says in his Word.

We are a Christian mission, proclaiming Christ Jesus as the only way to forgiveness, life, and heaven.

We are a Lutheran church, convinced that the confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church are completely Biblical and Christian.

We have been on the Apache Reservations since October 1893 when the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS: headquartered in Wisconsin) sent missionaries to Arizona to share the good news of Jesus Christ as Savior of all tribes and nations. 

We have a core focus to Equip Native American Christians to lead and serve in the universal priesthood of all believers. 

Our Core Values: 

  1. Christ-centered love for the lost

  2. Use the Word of God to proclaim the gospel and to educate and equip God's people for service

  3. Equip all God's people to spread the gospel through word and action

  4. Use flexible approaches to ministry

  5. Be culturally appropriate 

Pastor Dan Rautenberg

Native American Mission

Field Coordinator

Apache  Christian Training School  (ACTS) Director