Monthly Archives: September 2015

Your Congregation Website is the “Front Door” of Your Church

Your church website is critical to people deciding whether to attend your Sunday service or not.  In 2012 a study revealed that more than half of the people interviewed decided to attend (or not attend) a church’s Sunday service based on their … Continue reading

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The New Life of a Christian: Are We Like a Trumpet or a Singer?

Michael P. Middendorf, professor of theology at Concordia University, Irvine, suggests that, when it comes to the life of a Christian, a follower of Jesus is like a singer. He writes, The imperatives Paul addresses to Christians throughout his letter indicate … Continue reading

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The Sound of Grace — Kip Fox

Check out Kip Fox’s website where you can listen to and purchase his music!

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Host a Workshop Addressing Life Issues! Speakers Available through Lutherans for Life Speakers

Are you interested in hosting a workshop addressing Life matters? Do you need a speaker? Lutherans For Life will work with you to help meet your needs for a speaker at a rally, convention, Bible study, worship service, public or … Continue reading

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Stand Firm in the City — An Urban & Inner-City Mission Conference

Ferguson, Baltimore, Oakland. Poverty, crime, hopelessness and turmoil run rampant in many of America’s major cities. There is a need for strong communities and families, quality education and health care, jobs, trust and reconciliation. But what is needed most is … Continue reading

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Partnering with Other Congregations for Outreach — A Free Webinar

Lutheran Hour Ministries hosts a free webinar this Saturday, September 26th at 10:00 a.m. (Central Time). In this live, one-hour webinar you will have the opportunity to interact with guest speaker Pastor Tom Schlund as he asks the question: How well … Continue reading

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“The New Parish: How Neighborhood Churches Are Transforming Mission, Discipleship and Community”

How is your congregation engaging the neighbours around the church building? What is your congregation doing to be an integral neighbour to your neighbours? A helpful book for congregations interested in connecting with their local neighbourhood is The New Parish: How Neighborhood … Continue reading

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Announcing a Bible App for the Kids Storybook Bible!

YouVersion is pleased to  announce the imminent release of The Bible App for Kids Storybook Bible. This app brings the Bible to life for your entire family, with 28 stories from the most downloaded Bible story app in the world. It starts … Continue reading

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Being “Christ” to Others — Michael Frost

Michael Frost, in his book, Seeing God in the Ordinary, tells the story of a missionary he invited to speak to a public high school class in Sydney, Australia. This former missionary to Jordan spoke to the students about his work and … Continue reading

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Canadian Lutherans respond to Syrian refugee crisis with sponsorship and aid

The following report was released by Canadian Lutheran World Relief: As the conflict enters into fifth year people growing increasingly desperate, need for assistance heightens A heartbreaking photo of a little boy, Aylan Kurdi, who drowned when the boat he … Continue reading

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