Board of Evangelism

Chairman: Dale Hartmann

The Evangelism Board's objective is to bring the Gospel of Jesus to those outside the body of Christ and to enrich all of God's people in the work of reaching out from this church by calling on visitors, school parents who have no regular church home, and people who relocate to our community. Teams make weekly calls and follow-up visits to encourage those called on to come into a closer relationship with the body of believers here at Immanuel through our worship services, bible studies, and the various opportunities provided to serve our neighbors and socialize with one another.



When the founding visionary and President of Concordia University Irvine, Dr. Charles Manske, set about building a faculty at the school, he contacted Dale Hartmann who would become the first full-time called professor to the Irvine campus.

"[Dr. Manske's] first hire was Dale Hartmann, a librarian at Concordia Theological Seminary, then located in Springfield, Illinois, who says his first conversation with Manske changed the course of his life.

Manske, visiting from California, walked into Hartmann's office, introduced himself and asked if he was interested in becoming the librarian of a new Lutheran college in Orange County. Hartmann responded, 'Did the Holy Spirit send you, or my wife?' Manske didn't know that Hartmann's wife dreamed of living in Orange County, a place she had never been. Manske's second question sealed the deal: 'What do you know about evangelism?' With that, Hartmann, an evangelist at heart, was sold."

Read more in the Spring 2014 issue of Concordia Magazine at:












Concordia University Irvine Library

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