Category Archives: Missional Leadership

Online Mission Trip 2018: Cambodia — It’s Time to Register!

Lutheran Hour Ministries is excited to announce that the southeast Asian nation of Cambodia is the destination of its seventh annual international Online Mission Trip. The “trip” to Cambodia will be available to Lutheran schools across North America beginning January … Continue reading

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The Invisible Leadership Virus — Rev. Scott Gress

Rev. Scott Gress discusses the leadership virus that is spreading throughout churches and how to overcome this virus in the following blog post: There’s a leadership virus going on in churches. It spreads some damagingly false information about what leadership is and what leadership … Continue reading

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Pray for the Harvest At 10:02

The Iowa District of the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod, in their monthly bulletin (April 2017, page 3), have an article in which the author encourages us to pray for the harvest every day at the same time. The author writes, … Continue reading

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The 2017 Global Leadership Summit — This August and October

Two Days of World-Class Leadership Training (August 10-11; October 19-20) Gain exclusive access to the HD telecast of the Summit at one of 600+ location Get a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply Learn … Continue reading

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“Get Out!” by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Meier

Dr. Peter Meier, the Executive Director of the Center for US Missions, writes in Mission Moments (January 16, 2017): A Facebook post by Church Planter Kyle Blake caught my eye. As an urban missionary, and pastor, I find that my … Continue reading

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Bound Up By Indecision? Five Guiding Principles

Rev. Scott Gress writes, You always have a choice. Always. Sometimes we might not like our choices. Sometimes we might not see any options. Yet the truth is that there is always a choice. What is needed is some sharp … Continue reading

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“Luther: He Filled the Vacuum of his time: What About Ours?” — Rev. Scott Gress

Rev. Scott Gress writes, Luther: He filled the vacuum of his time. What about ours? As I write this I am above the Atlantic ocean, flying back home from the land of Luther. As I visited the Luther sites at … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Disciple Young Leaders — Rev. Dr. Jock Ficken

Rev. Dr. Josh Ficken, the director of Pastoral Leadership Institute (PLI) discusses way to disciple young leaders in our church. He writes, You may have noticed there aren’t many young leaders in most congregations today. Ain’t many young “anybodies” in … Continue reading

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The Church: Museum, University, or Lifeboat?

Keith Haney provides some thought-provoking ideas in his article, “The Church: Museum, University or  Lifeboat?” As you read his article, ask yourself, “Which image describes my congregation?” In my current ministry position, I see congregations at various stages of the … Continue reading

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Michael Frost — Adopting a Posture of Listening to Your Neighbourhood

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