Monthly Archives: June 2011

Christ in the City/Crave

Jack Dennison warns, “The church of the twenty-first century must shift its focus from an institutional orientation to a community orientation if it is to survive and thrive.” (Jack Dennison, City Reaching: On the Road to Transformation, William Carey Library, … Continue reading

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Mission Themed Prayers

Lutheran Church – Canada prepares monthly prayers with mission themes.  These short prayers can be used during the Prayer of the Church, in the Sunday bulletin, and/or in your own prayers.  Prayers for the month of July are available at: … Continue reading

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The Rumours Are True! ROC is coming to Vancouver!

The ROC (Regional Outreach Conference) is coming to Vancouver on October 14-15, 2011.  Organizers of the ROC are finalizing details but expect that the registration for the conference will be launched soon!  Some of the details of the conference have … Continue reading

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C.F.W. Walther: Each Christian is a Missionary … Every Church a “Mission House”!

Living in a post-church culture calls for the mobilization of all Christians. Quoting the prophet Joel, Peter says in Acts 2:18, “Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those [last] days, and … Continue reading

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Come People of the Risen King!

One of the ways that God’s Spirit has brought people to faith is through Christian hymnody and song. Christian musicians are missionaries in their own right. Saturdays are dedicated to highlighting Christian music that inspires, teaches, and proclaims the victory … Continue reading

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John the Baptist & Pregnancy Care Centres

What is the relationship between John the Baptist and Pregnancy Care Centres?  Dr. James Lamb of Lutherans for Life (USA) writes in his E-Newsletter, “On the church year calendar, today, June 24, is the Nativity of John the  Baptist. John’s nativity … Continue reading

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Church Planting Conference is being Ustreamed

The FiveTwo WikiConference is being Ustreamed at   http://www.ustream.tv/channel/fivetwo-wikiconference-2011 as this posting is being typed.  Over 30 speakers are speaking about a variety of subjects related to church planting – from urban church planting and economic renewal ministry to multi-site congregations reaching God’s … Continue reading

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Feed Your Brain: A “Servolution” Story

The Olive Branch, a new outreach venture in NE Edmonton,  Alberta is serving breakfast for four mornings this week to students at John D. Bracco Jr. High School.  Many of the students come to school without breakfast and by mid-morning (right … Continue reading

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Servolution

In a post-church world, the Christian church finds itself as a cultural outsider.  In this context, many Christian congregations become “islands” in their communities with little connection to the people who live around the church building.  Alan Roxburgh observes, “The … Continue reading

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Let’s Go!

In his book, The Church of Irresistible Influence Robert Lewis asks us to use our imagination.  Lewis writes, “Can you imagine the community in which you live being genuinely thankful for your church?” “Can you imagine city leaders valuing your … Continue reading

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