Monthly Archives: January 2013

Calling All Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, other Types of Medical Professionals

Have you considered serving on a mercy medical missionary team?  There are a number of short-term mission trip opportunities offered through the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.  If interested in serving the Lord as a medical missionary, I encourage you … Continue reading

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13 Issues for Churches in 2013 by Thom Rainer

What impact will the “nones” have on your outreach plans?  How might the migration back to small groups impact your discipleship process?  As churches close their doors at an unprecedented rate, what happens to the members of those congregations? Thom … Continue reading

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Compelling Interest: The Real Story Behind Roe v Wade

Christianaudio is making available, free of charge, an audio version of Compelling Interest by Roger Resler. The promotional material on the Christianaudio website says of Compelling Interest: Is a fetus a person? Is “pro-choice” really a neutral position? “For 40 … Continue reading

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Taking Your VBS to a Local Park Near You

This is the time when congregations are beginning to think about Vacation Bible School.  The curriculum is being selected and ordered. Volunteers are starting to be recruited.  Craft materials will be collected.  The location for the VBS is being debated.  [DRAMATIC PAUSE]  … Continue reading

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St. Patrick, the Celtic Monastic Missionaries and Guinness Beer: The Luck of the Irish or Divine Providence?

Dr. Glenn Schaeffer says, “Within 10 years of Paul’s start from Antioch he told the Romans that he had ‘fully preached the Gospel of Christ from Jerusalem and around about Illyricum (Romans 15:19) and that “there is no more place … Continue reading

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Pray for the People of Iraq

To learn more about the prayer needs of the people in Iraq, click on: Iraq.

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An Invitation to one of the most unique events in the history of Lutheran Church–Canada

Greetings in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, our Morning Star, Fair and Bright! As 2013 dawns, with it comes one of the most unique events in the history of Lutheran Church–Canada. This July, for the first time, our … Continue reading

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Seven Common Comments Non-Christians Make About Christians

Thom S. Rainer conducted a survey of unchurched non-Christians. He found a number of interesting insights.  Essentially, the research revealed that non-Christians want to interact with Christians. They want to see Christians act in ways that match their Christian beliefs.  … Continue reading

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Rural Nebraska Lutheran Pastor Sees Transformation for Missions

Pastor Kenton Birtell has served Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Holdrege, Nebraska for 12 years now.  The church averages about 230 people in worship each Sunday.  Holdrege is a small community of about 5,400 people located in south central Nebraska.  … Continue reading

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Back to the Future: Missionaries of the Past and their Relevance for Canada’s Mission Challenges

Over the next four Mondays, “Go!” will link to videos of Dr. Glenn Schaeffer’s online course: “Back to the Future: Missionaries of the Past and their Relevance for Canada’s Mission Challenges.” Each video is about 2 hours in length. You … Continue reading

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