A major component of the Missio Dei immersion within The Great Sending is the series of 42 Biblical texts accompanied by theologically grounded commentary by well-known and respected leaders in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Fifteen contributors provided commentaries for The Great Sending, inviting readers to experience the power of God’s Word. Contributors are listed below; for full bios, please refer to The Great Sending book.

Rev. Dr. David H. Benke

*retired President/Bishop of the LCMS Atlantic District
  *Pastor of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Brooklyn, New York

Rev. Dr. David D. Buegler

  *former LCMS Vice President
* former LCMS Ohio District President
*former guest preacher on The Lutheran Hour 
*former Pastor – Trinity Lutheran Church, Jackson, MI; St. Paul Lutheran Church, Napoleon, OH; St. Paul Lutheran Church, Westlake, OH
*former Executive Director of the Cleveland Lutheran High School Association