Disciples of The Way Ministries (DOW) is an outreach mission to immigrant and refugee communities started by Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LC-MS) pastors and leaders.
Prior to the fall of 2012 the mission society had been operating as a part of ”People of the Book Lutheran Outreach” (POBLO), a group that was established in 1993 in Dearborn Heights, Michigan.
In May of 2005 the Texas District of the LCMS called Pastor Karim Baidaoui to serve “People of the Book Lutheran Outreach, Texas” or POBLO-TX. Pastor Karim had just completed his studies at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was called to organize a Mission Board of Directors to help him start, lead, and support the ministry of POBLO-TX.
In 2012 this same organization took on the name Disciples of the Way (DOW). DOW has raised up and trained mission-minded leaders and planted ethnic churches from all nations in multiple sites in the Dallas & Fort Worth area. DOW continues to meet the needs and provides services to quickly growing refugee community particularly in Dallas. Dallas is one of the fastest Muslim growing cities in the US. Many people from these diverse religious backgrounds have been baptized and are now going out to their own communities, sharing the Good News and bringing the Saving Gospel of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to their own neighbors.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”