Category Archives: Intercultural Ministry

The Differences Between Pastors and Missionaries

In the following video, Dr. Robert Scudieri, President of Mission Nation Publishing, discusses with Rev. Peter Kelm, the former mission executive for the South Wisconsin District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, the differences between pastors and missionaries.  The discussion … Continue reading

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“Let’s just talk bluntly and straightly about race.” – Matt Chandler

The following sermon by Matt Chandler of the Village Church is well-worth watching in light of the rampant racism around the world and its ugly reality even in the Christian church. Although Matt Chandler focuses on racism in the United … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Language Barrier to Share the Gospel

In every Canadian province or territory, in every city, there are people for whom English or French isn’t their first language. According to the most recent census information, the foreign born population in Canada surged to a reported 6.8 million people.  … Continue reading

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Who and What is Your Priority? Those Already Saved or those who Are Lost?

Dr. Douglas Rutt, Director of the International Ministries Division of Lutheran Hour Ministries, reports: Studies indicate that 87 percent of all mission funding across denominations today goes toward work among those who are already Christian. In fact, of the 70,000 … Continue reading

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The Post-Church Context – An Excerpt from Dr. Robert Newton’s article in The Lutheran Witness (Part 2)

The Post-Church context presents incredible challenges for local congregations, especially in regard to their Gospel outreach to the unchurched world. First, they are caught off balance.  Having for so long held the position of cultural insiders, they still build their … Continue reading

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The Church in a Post-Church Context – Dr. Robert Newton (Part 1)

The Post-Church context is a complex combination of the previous two [pre-church and churched context]. In short: The larger community around the Church has become increasingly unchurched, more and more reflecting a Pre-Church context of ministry. At the same point, … Continue reading

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Online Mission Trip 2013 Engages Schoolchildren in Thailand Outreach

The Lutheran Layman March-April 2013 magazine (p. 18) reports: “Sawadee ka!” That was the daily greeting from Lutheran Hour Ministries – Thailand’s director, Boom Ekwanit Denow, to more than 13,000 “virtual missionaries” in Lutheran schools who participated in the 2013 … Continue reading

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A Free E-Book — The Spectrum of Involvement: Moving Your People Out on Mission by Rob Wegner and Jack Magruder

As church leaders, we know people won’t become disciples by sitting through services or just studying the Bible in classrooms. Jesus showed us that mission is the context for making disciples who can make disciples. Every church leader faces huge … Continue reading

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Mission Work: The Lutheran Way

The following thoughts are reproduced from an article by Eugene W. Bunkowske in Missio Apostolica (Vol. III, No. 2, 1995).  Check out the Lutheran Society for Missiology website.  Among many resources, you will find the most recent copy of Missio … Continue reading

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Returning to the “Cannibals”: The Story of the Peace Child … 50 Years Later

The Sawi were headhunters and cannibals when a young couple named Don and Carol Richardson arrived in their village carrying their seven-month-old boy Steve – and a message that would change the tribe forever.  The year was 1962, and Steve … Continue reading

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