Monthly Archives: June 2016

Canvas: A Conference on Theology and Creativity — August 12-13 in Portland

The organizers of the Canvas Conference explain the vision of the conference organizers: The Canvas Conference humbly exists to inform all acts of human creativity and beauty with biblical, gospel-centered theology for the worship of the triune God. They further … Continue reading

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Five Steps to Firing Volunteers — Rev. Scott Gress

What? Do you really want to fire a volunteer? There are times when someone is so troubling in their role that you wish they weren’t in that position of responsibility. It may be just an annoyance or it may be … Continue reading

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Six Practices of Multiplying Churches by Rev. Dr. Peter Meier

Dr. Peter Meier discusses the Six Practices of Multiplying Churches in the following essay: In a previous post, I focused on Cultivating a Culture of Multiplication where church leaders help their churches to be intentional about starting churches that start … Continue reading

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Looking for Some Brief Videos of Missionaries Talking about their Work in North America?

Mission Nation Publishing … has posted some brief videos of missionaries talking about their work in North America. These videos are ideal for showing before worship services or at Bible studies.

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Shaping Culture: What Rocks Go in Next? — Rev. Scott Gress

Rev. Scott Gress writes, What Rocks Come Next (After getting the Gospel right)? After getting the “Big Rocks” of the gospel into the jar (in the illustration of trying to get rocks, stones, pebbles, sand and water into the jar) … Continue reading

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We the Church: The Priesthood of All Believers — A Video Study Resource for Congregational Study

The formation and growth of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in the United States is examined in this video resource. It features expert commentary, instructive graphics, and details the Christ-centered mission-and potential-of the LCMS. From immigrant communities of German Christians to … Continue reading

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Engaging Latinos Among Us — A Free Lutheran Hour Ministries Webinar — July 23, 2016

Lutheran Hour Ministries will host a free one hour interactive webinar on Saturday, July 23rd at 10am (Central Time): Engaging Latinos Among Us. Latinos are the largest ethnic minority in the United States. From Wisconsin to California they are at … Continue reading

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World Refugee Day — June 20, 2016

Canadian Lutheran World Relief reminds us that World Refugee Day is June 20th: Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to meet hundreds of refugees in camps and settlements in places like Jordan, Ethiopia and Uganda. What strikes me as … Continue reading

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Crossing the Line: When the Church Becomes a Non-Prophet Organization — Rev. Mike Ruhl

Rev. Mike Ruhl, the Director of Training for the Center for U.S. Missions, writes in Mission Moments (June 1, 2016): But some churches can easily’ cross a line’ by degenerating into a non-prophet organization. This happens when the role and … Continue reading

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Shaping Culture: Put in the Big Rocks — Rev. Scott Gress

Shaping the culture means putting in the big rocks first. Big rocks? Yeah, you remember the illustration. How do you get all these rocks and pebbles and sand and water in the jar at one time? You put in the … Continue reading

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