Category Archives: Church revitalization

Five Ways to Disciple Young Leaders — Rev. Dr. Jock Ficken

Rev. Dr. Josh Ficken, the director of Pastoral Leadership Institute (PLI) discusses way to disciple young leaders in our church. He writes, You may have noticed there aren’t many young leaders in most congregations today. Ain’t many young “anybodies” in … Continue reading

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Verge Network Provides Free Resources to Assist You in Discipling Jesus’ Followers

Michael Stewart (“Stew”), the Founding Director of Verge Network & Conferences, writes, God’s hope for the world is the local church. The local church is His Plan A, and there is no Plan B. God’s agents of implementation are the people … Continue reading

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What is the Essence of Being a Lutheran Christian in Mercy?

Rev. Dr. Mattthew Harrison, President of the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod, writes, What is the essence of being a Lutheran Christian in mercy?  Christ!  What does Christ do? He speaks Law and Gospel. He speaks consolation.  He speaks His … 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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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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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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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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