Monthly Archives: May 2016

World Refugee Day, Monday June 20, 2016

The plight of refugees, especially those from Syria, dominated the news earlier this year. Although not currently as visible in the media, there are still 60 million refugees around the world—families who left everything behind to save themselves from war, … Continue reading

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The Irrelevance of Faith — David Kinnaman

Christians face an unprecedented landscape at the intersection of faith and public life. Over 46% of our neighbors believe religion and people of faith are part of the problem in our communities, not the solution. As a growing list of … Continue reading

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What is the Missional Church? — Ed Stetzer

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What is a Missional Church — Alan Hirsch

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Shaping Culture: Checking the Homework?

Rev. Scott Gress continues his discussion concerning evaluating your congregational culture: Shaping culture requires checking the homework. When you were a child you no doubt had school homework. Homework. The word itself can raise your blood pressure. Who wants homework? … Continue reading

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A Story of Unwavering Faith

What would you do if a gun was pointed at your chest and you were asked, “Are you a Christian?” and you knew that your response meant life or death? Such was the situation facing Saratu, a 16 year old, … Continue reading

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Pastors: Are You Interested in Joining a Group to Do Some Collaborative Thinking, Learning and Coaching?

A Leadership Mastermind Group is being formed and is scheduled to begin in the fall 2016. It will be held online and will be an opportunity for collaborative thinking and learning and coaching with Scott. Keep an eye out for … Continue reading

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The Haiti Lutheran Mission Society Brings God’s Love to the People of Haiti

The Haiti Lutheran Mission Society (Canada) continues to participate in God’s work of mercy in Haiti. According to the HLMS Newsletter (April 2016), the society did the following: 250 Creole New Testaments with Psalms and 150 Creole catechisms were sent. Two 40 foot containers … Continue reading

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Outreach in Rural and Small Towns — A Free Webinar on Saturday, June 4

Lutheran Hour Ministries invites you to join them on Saturday, June 4th at 10 AM CST for a one-hour, interactive, live webinar: Outreach in Rural Areas and Small Towns.  Effectively meeting the needs and speaking to the culture of American rural … Continue reading

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Lutherans for Life National Conference Set for October 21-22, 2016

The 2016 Lutherans For Life National Conference is set for October 21-22, 2016, at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Minnesota. Scheduled speakers include: Dr. Jean Garton, Frank Runyeon, Jānis Diekonts, Pastor Don Richman, Deaconess Kimberly Trombley, Barbara Lyons, Allen … Continue reading

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