Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Means of Grace: The Nourishment and Power for the Mission of Christ

In his article, “Vocation and Mission: The Role of the Laity in the Mission of Christ” in Lutheran Mission Matters, Rev. Dr. Dean Nadasdy, President of the Minnesota South District, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod writes, The mission of Jesus Christ in the … Continue reading

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Support Syrian Refugee Relief through Canadian Lutheran World Relief

CLWR, through The Lutheran World Federation (LWF), is providing support to Syrian refugees living in urban areas in northern Jordan and in the Za’atari refugee camp. Many refugees have witnessed intensifying violence, are enduring the loss of homes, jobs, and … Continue reading

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End of Life Resources from Lutherans for Life

End of Life issues are ever before us.  Some provincial governments and the federal government in Canada are moving in the direction of supporting physician assisted suicide.  Terminal illnesses confront people with questions about resuscitation and other difficult questions. What … Continue reading

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31 Ideas for Your Church’s Easter Impact

Outreach Magazine invited congregations to share how they communicated the Good Friday and Easter message.   Click on: “Easter Outreach” to discover the ideas.

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“Each Christian, as a member of the royal priesthood, assumes special missionary responsibility in God’s mission according to his or her own abilities” — Klaus Detlev Schulz

Mission is thus more than a practical expression of the Church; it lies in the very nature of the Holy Spirit.  The mission is not at the disposal of the Church; both are at the disposal of the Spirit.  In … Continue reading

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The Connection Between the Personhood of the Unborn Child and the Annunciation of our Lord

The path to the cross did not begin in Bethlehem but in Nazareth! March 25 is The Annunciation of our Lord. It is the most appropriate time to celebrate the Incarnation. God became man at Jesus’ conception in Mary. To assist pastors and … Continue reading

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The Compatibility of Environment and Outreach — A Free Mission U Webinar

In “Outreach and Environmentalism,” MISSION U‘s monthly webinar this coming Saturday, March 5, at 10 a.m. CST, guest speaker Dr. Charles Arand, professor at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will make the case for environmentalism within the church and some practical … Continue reading

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Biblical Body Language — Rev. Michael Ruhl

In Mission Moments (March 1, 2016), Rev. Michael Ruhl, Director of Mission Training at the Center for U.S. Missions, discusses the significance of “body language” for the sake of God’s mission. He writes, While ‘killing time’ at O’Hare airport in … Continue reading

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