Monthly Archives: January 2016

A Lesson from the Lottery — Rev. Dr. Peter Meier

In his article (1/16/16) in Mission Moments, Rev. Dr. Peter Meier of the Center for US Missions, contends, Many church leaders, pastors, planters are reluctant to teach and preach on “giving.” The lottery shows that people actually will line up to … Continue reading

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The Wedding — Michael Card

John 2:1-11, On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, … Continue reading

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Exponential.org Debuts New Website Featuring Multiple Content Channels Geared to Assist Church Workers and Congregations to Birth Churches

This week, Exponential debuts a new website strategy, bringing together quality thought leadership from respected partner ministries known in their field—experts Exponential is calling Channel Curators. Links to the different channels including Church Planting, Culture, Discipleship, Leadership, Missional, MultiEthnic, Multisite, … Continue reading

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Opportunities to Love Our Neighbor Abound!

The following video reminds us (in a cheesy kind of way!) that opportunities to serve our neighbor are all around us. St. James reminds us, “What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has … Continue reading

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Fill A We Care Hygiene Bucket — Canadian Lutheran World Relief

Canadian Lutheran World Relief is excited to announce a new way to pack the We Care Hygiene kits. A plastic bucket adds even more practicality and usefulness to this gift. The bucket can be reused in a number of ways such … Continue reading

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No One Can Sidestep Jesus in God’s Plan of Salvation

Georg Vicedom, in his classic work, The Mission of God: An Introduction to a Theology of Mission writes, Hence God Himself does mission work.  In His mercy He once more makes Himself the Shepherd and Messenger of His people languishing … Continue reading

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The Congregation’s Website: the “Front Door” to Your Church

In 2012 a study revealed that over half the people interviewed decided to attend (or not attend) a church’s Sunday service based on their experience on the congregation’s website. Does your congregation have a website? Is the information on it up-to-date?  … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to President Barack Obama from Lutherans For Life

In your speech on January 5, you tearfully recalled the children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary. You said, “Every time I think about those kids it gets me mad.” We are glad it makes you mad. It should make us … Continue reading

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God Be Praised! Pastor Farshid Fathi was Released from Prison in Iran on December 21!

Christian Solidarity Worldwide shared the following good news in a press release: IRAN: PASTOR FARSHID FATHI MALAYERI RELEASED AFTER FIVE YEARS IN PRISON Assemblies of God (AoG) leader Farshid Fathi Malayeri has been released after five years in prison. Pastor … Continue reading

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Equipping the Parents of Prodigal Young Adults (A Free Webinar) on January 23, 2016

Lutheran Hour Ministries is hosting a live, one-hour (free) webinar: Equipping the Parents of Prodigal Young Adults with guest speaker, Paula Isakson on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 at 10:00a.m. Many Christian parents are devastated to see their children leave the … Continue reading

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