The Lutheran Evangelistic Movement

"The Lutheran Evangelistic Movement has as its purpose by God’s grace to revive and deepen the spiritual life and fellowship of believers, to save the lost, and to encourage the use of spiritual gifts for the extension of Christ’s kingdom" (from the 1951 LEM constitution). 

The LEM's Revival History in Book and on Video

LEM historian Jonathan Anderson’s book, Our Fathers Saw His Mighty Works: The Lutheran Evangelistic Movement and a Forgotten Mid-20th Century Revival, was well-received following its release in July 2013. Sixteen chapters tell the story of the LEM’s origins, growth, and widespread use by God during its first two decades (1937-1957) and its significant role in a national revival. There are also three appendices, the third of which covers the LEM of the 1960’s and ‘70’s and the youth revival movement of those years.
Individual chapters can be read online here, or the printed book can be purchased for $17 plus $3 shipping. To purchase the book, use the Paypal link above or send a check to: Lutheran Evangelistic Movement, P.O. Box 131761, St. Paul, MN 55113-0020.
Now also available is a 46-minute video of Jonathan speaking about the book’s theme and storyline. This talk was recorded for the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations (ALFC) Pastor’s Conference in September 2014. The video can be viewed here.

Hax on Prophecy

During July 1965, California Lutheran Bible School teacher and former LEM National Board member Theodore Hax conducted a never-to-be-forgotten two-week Prophecy Conference in Lake Preston, South Dakota.  Revival ensued with over 75 people committing or recommitting their lives to Christ. Acknowledged as a leading Lutheran Biblical authority on the prophecies in Daniel and Revelation, Pastor Hax conveyed his understanding in fourteen messages, twelve of which have amazingly been preserved for half a century and are now available online.

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