What a wonderful time to be alive!

2024 is in full swing! There are so many opportunities to serve our LORD Jesus Christ in Alaska. Whether you are a skilled craftsperson or gifted with working with people, God has a place for you in building up His people and giving Him glory. We work with local churches, Bible camps, and other ministries in Alaska to strengthen the Body of Christ there.


If you want to see photo reports of our “2023 Teams“, the link is also at the bottom of the “2024 Teams” list above. Many of our 2024 teams will be returning to these places. There are still a few openings on some of the teams. We would love to have you join us.

Send us an email if you want to be included on ministry updates: lightshinealaska@comcast.net.

Some have asked, “What do we actually DO in Alaska?” To start, take time to watch the following video.

For 28 years (since 1995) we have been offering assistance to brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ by helping them build His Kingdom in the hearts of the people of Alaska. We offer short term missionary opportunities for people who love people, love the outdoors and desire to serve our God in places where churches need help in establishing Bible camps and other ministry tools.

Imagine if Joseph (in the book of Genesis) had a missions team that came alongside him in Egypt to help him prepare for the coming famine that God told him was coming. That is what we do for leaders in the local church in Alaska. We simply find out what they need to enhance their ministry or native village, and then we send the right team to achieve those goals.

Please take time to explore our website and ask the Lord if He would have you be a part of our next missionary team to Alaska!

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”  Ephesians 2:10

I would encourage you to read through our website and pray for this ministry. We are committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ and developing leaders to build His Kingdom not only in Alaska through our ministry serving Bible camps, local churches and other ministries all across the state, but also in training others to pursue and embrace their own callings throughout the world.

There are many ministries all over the world where you can invest your time and talents for His glory. God has called all of us to do – to build His Kingdom and not our own. LightShine Alaska’s ministry personality is unique and for those who connect with cultures in the northern regions of our nation. If that interests you, please consider working with us. LightShine Alaska is just a vehicle for you to work out your own calling and partner with others of similar calling.

The Signature of the Creator

One of the “perks” of serving on one of our missions teams is being in this beautiful state. Anywhere you go in Alaska, you can see God’s creative Hand. There are times when you literally feel the glory and presence of His power. I created the following video using my collection of photos over 29 years of work here. Just praise Him as God speaks directly to us about why He created Alaska. The script was written by quoting verses from Job, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, Isaiah, and the teachings of Jesus Christ in 1st Person. The actor who provided the voice of God is Marty Hogen of Cross Purpose Productions. Please SHARE this video with your church family and friends, and on Facebook. It was made so that others would experience the love of God in the midst of observing the majesty of His created GLORY.

Tom Denlinger Ministry Director

Do you use Facebook? If so, click on this Facebook photo (right) and JOIN OUR GROUP and view all the photos from our teams this year! We are active on Facebook and use it as a powerful tool for keeping in contact with people.

Contact us today if you have any questions at: lightshinealaska@comcast.net.