Category Archives: Lutheran Missiology

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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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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Faith Alone — Stands at the Heart of the Lutheran Teaching of the Gospel.

It is taught among us that we cannot obtain forgiveness of sin and righteousness before God through our merit, work, and satisfactions, but that we receive forgiveness of sins and become righteous before God out of grace for Christ’s sake … Continue reading

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“There Is No Sinner For Whom Christ Did Not Die” — Samuel Nafzger

As a result of Jesus’ death and resurrection from the dead, there is hope for all of us! Dr. Samuel Nafzger reminds us of this truth in the following excerpt from his article that is published in the Concordia Journal: … Continue reading

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Globally, Billions Have Never Heard the Gospel

The Lutheran Laymen (July-August 2018) reports that “Close to 90 percent of mission endeavors by North Americans is done among people who already have access to the Good News of Jesus Christ.” (p. 7) Lutheran Hour Ministries is trying to … 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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Retreating with Lutheran Bible Translators in Cameroon — What a Privilege!

I was privileged to travel to Cameroon to be the Bible study leader for missionaries serving in West African countries for Lutheran Bible Translators. The retreat was five days and there were forty people that attended. The LBT(C) missionaries are … 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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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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“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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