Category Archives: Discipleship

Tired of Sunday-only ‘churchianity’?

Tired of Sunday-only ‘churchianity’? Want to transition your group or church from Sunday-only engagement to everyday mission and discipleship? Verge is offering a Master Class to assist you in this process. What’s in this Master Class? A 6-Module Course Designed … Continue reading

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Reserve the Last Sunday in April for Hands-on Outreach

The Men’s Network of Lutheran Hour Ministries is encouraging you to participate in the sixth annual Men’s Network WORK DAY on Saturday, April 28.  It’s a day that you go off your church campuses and into the your local neighbourhoods … Continue reading

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5 Ways to B.L.E.S.S. Your Neighbor — Dave Ferguson

Verge has released an eBook called 5 Ways to Bless Your Neighbor.  You can download a free copy by clicking on: Bless Your Neighbor.  The acronym stands for: B — BEGIN with prayer for your neighbor L — LISTEN to your neighbor … Continue reading

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“Follow Me: The Calling of Jesus” — A New Online Course from Lutheran Hour Ministries

What does it mean to follow Jesus? This question has been on the minds of Christians since the disciples first dropped their nets to follow Jesus. In these five spiritual reflections, we will explore Jesus’ call to follow Him, what … Continue reading

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“Lutherans and Evangelism” by Rev. Scott Gress

The world is in Chaos. Just mention Las Vegas, North Korea, terrorism, and the mood gets quiet. Soon after the quiet sadness, the air is filled with disgust, disagreements as to what is wrong and what should be done and … Continue reading

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“7 Benefits to Pruning” by Jock Ficken

Rev. Dr. Jock Ficken, the Executive Director of Pastoral Leadership Institute (PLI) writes, It’s no secret that the Church in the U.S. is struggling and declining; it’s well documented in many places. It’s no secret that this places enormous pressures … Continue reading

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“Recommit to Reformation” by Peter Meier

Rev. Dr. Peter Meier, the Executive Director of the Center for United States Missions, published the following article in Mission Moments (October 15, 2017). These days much is rightly made of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. God used Martin … Continue reading

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Every One His Witness: a New Evangelism Training Resource

Witnessing. What’s it all about? The Every One His Witness Lutheran evangelism program puts sound doctrine into practical action for sharing the faith with people in our everyday lives. Participants learn: What is witnessing? Why do we witness? And the … Continue reading

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God’s Word Makes His Treasure our Own! — Martin Luther

Martin Luther writes, Neither you nor I could ever know anything about Christ, or believe on Him, and have Him for our Lord, unless it were offered to us and granted to our hearts by the Holy Spirit through the … Continue reading

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“Everyday Missionaries – Purposefully Deployed” — Peter Meier

In “Mission Moments” (September 15, 2017), Dr. Peter Meier, Executive Director of the Center for United States Missions, writes, On a recent trip, we found ourselves behind one of those long lines of Army vehicles – a convoy! My normal … Continue reading

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