Category Archives: Discipleship

Ways of Praying for Our Communities in our Communal Worship Services

Chris Schoon shares some very helpful ways in which we can pray for the people who live in our communities in our worship services.  He writes, Mission unfolds in our homes and backyard gardens. Mission extends across generations and welcomes … Continue reading

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Two Approaches to Church Revitalization — Scott Gress

A pretty common challenge among churches has to do with the number of people in the pews on Sunday morning. In the words of a sainted mentor of mine from years ago, “there is more wood than people” meaning there … Continue reading

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Leading Healthy Change — Scott Gress

If you don’t want things to change then all you need is management. If you want things to change though, you need leadership. Yet do you want the kind of leadership where things blow up? Certainly not. We want healthy … Continue reading

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Then & Now: The Nature of Spiritual Conversations — A Free Online Course Offered by Lutheran Hour Ministries

Lutheran Hour Ministries has developed a new free course in witnessing.  The most recent course is: Then and Now: The Nature of Spiritual Conversations. Spiritual conversations have changed in America in the past few decades. Navigating these changes can be … Continue reading

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Join Scott Gress on “The Coaching Leader Podcast”

The Coaching Leader Podcast is about coaching, leadership and leading through coaching. We interview coaches, leaders and thought leaders and present material that will help leaders make a difference for their organizations in order to live into their preferred future.  … Continue reading

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Three Hazardous Assumptions About Making Disciples — Scott Gress

Rev. Scott Gress discusses three faulty assumptions church leaders often make when it comes to engaging Jesus’ followers in their spiritual growth. In a blog post, he observes: We make a lot of assumptions about what we do and how … Continue reading

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Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age

Evangelism has changed in the past quarter century. The ways Christians share, how often they engage in spiritual conversations and their goals for sharing faith are different. And in a culture where relativism is the norm and fewer believe in … Continue reading

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“Each Christian is a missionary sent out by God into his own circle of activity to convert others to Christ” — C.F.W. Walther

C.F.W. Walther, the first President of the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod, expresses the truth that every Christian is sent by the Lord to be a representative of Jesus: Not only, however, is this [to see another person recognize Jesus … Continue reading

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Dream Small – Josh Wilson

A reminder that people’s lives can be changed by small acts of service — dream small!

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The Global Leadership Summit: August 9-10 or October 18-19, 2018

It’s time to register for the Global Leadership Summit.  Join Simon Sinek, Angela Ahrendts, Craig Groeschel and 11 more world-class speakers for two days of fresh, actionable and inspiring leadership content at a convenient location near you. You don’t want … Continue reading

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