Category Archives: Mission Moments

“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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Biblical Body Language — Rev. Michael Ruhl

In Mission Moments (March 1, 2016), Rev. Michael Ruhl, Director of Mission Training at the Center for U.S. Missions, discusses the significance of “body language” for the sake of God’s mission. He writes, While ‘killing time’ at O’Hare airport in … Continue reading

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A Lesson from the Lottery — Rev. Dr. Peter Meier

In his article (1/16/16) in Mission Moments, Rev. Dr. Peter Meier of the Center for US Missions, contends, Many church leaders, pastors, planters are reluctant to teach and preach on “giving.” The lottery shows that people actually will line up to … Continue reading

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The Secret of Church Multiplication — by Rev. Dr. Peter Meier

In the December 15 “Mission Moments” from the Center of US Missions, Dr. Meier writes, David Jackson, in his book, Planted: Starting Well, Growing Strong, emphasizes the same thing. He writes, “I’ll tell you the “Miracle Gro ®” secret right … Continue reading

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Reinventing the Church? Really? — Rev. Michael Ruhl

Michael Ruhl of Center for Unites States Missions writes in the most recent edition of Mission Moments, Many of you saw it.  It was nothing less than a first-hand experience of history in the making.  There was Pope Francis – … Continue reading

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BiVocational Workers Make Great Church Planters

Yesterday’s post on “Go!” featured the first part of Rev. Dr. Peter Meier’s article on the bivocational nature of a Christian’s life. In Part 2 (Mission Moments, Jan. 15, 2015), Meier addresses the trend towards calling a bivocational worker to … Continue reading

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All Who Are Baptized into Christ Have the Same Vocation: We are God’s “Sent Ones”

Rev. Dr. Peter Meier addresses the role of Christians as God’s missionary people in their various vocations.  In Part 1 of “BiVo: For All the Saints” (Mission Moments, January 2, 2015) he writes, These days, in church planting circles, there … Continue reading

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Can My Church Plant a Church?

Paul Krentz, the Mission and Ministry Facilitator of the Texas District LCMS, asks this question and provides an answer in the recent edition (June 15, 2014) of the Mission Moments from the Center for United States Missions. Based on his experience … Continue reading

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Common Church Planting Mistakes — Michael Ruhl

Rev. Michael Ruhl of the Center for U.S. Missions, discusses some of the pitfalls made by new church starts.  He writes in the E-Newsletter April edition of “Mission Moments”: There are numerous opinions about the percentage of new church starts … Continue reading

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Are We Reproducing Mice or Elephants?

Rev. Michael Ruhl has an interesting article posted on the Center for US Missions website regarding, “Right-sizing the Church for New Church Reproduction.” Ruhl concludes, “What releases a church to engage in new church reproduction is not its “largeness” or … Continue reading

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