Category Archives: Pastors

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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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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Affirming Mission — Rev. Klaus Detlev Schulz

Rev. Klaus Detlev Schulz writes, Mission is thus the activity by which God puts His salvific intentions into practice.  That is, God intentionally uses His Word and Sacraments as signs and testimonies of His will toward man, ‘intended to awaken … Continue reading

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Pastors: Are You Interested in Joining a Group to Do Some Collaborative Thinking, Learning and Coaching?

A Leadership Mastermind Group is being formed and is scheduled to begin in the fall 2016. It will be held online and will be an opportunity for collaborative thinking and learning and coaching with Scott. Keep an eye out for … Continue reading

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Navigating Through The Storms of Life and Ministry — A Free Five Week Webinar Series

Navigating Through the Storms of Life and Ministry is a five session series of webinars sponsored by Lutheran Counseling Services and led by Rick Armstrong, Megan Miessler and Scott Gress. The webinars focus on five themes:  1. Transitions 2. Leading Through … Continue reading

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Church is More than a Building

Church is More Than a Building | Jeff Vanderstelt from Saturate on Vimeo. Want real-time training on what it looks like to be the church and make disciples in the every day stuff of life? Verge Regionals is partnering with … Continue reading

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Is there a Correlation Between the Sermons Lutheran Pastors Preach and Declining Participation in Our Congregations? Dr. Dale Meyer Thinks So!

Dr. Dale Meyer, President of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and former The Lutheran Hour speaker draws a correlation between the sermons Lutheran (i.e. LCMS) pastors preach and the declining participation in our congregations. Meyer writes, Listening to sermons on and … Continue reading

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Preach Them into Hell Before You Preach Them Into Heaven!

I see preachers kneeling in the starting blocks preparing for a mad dash.   “Get ready, get set,…”  Here are some timely words from C.F.W. Walther, a seasoned preaching practitioner, as you prepare to undertake the Holy Week preaching task! We must … Continue reading

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“Get the Word Out!” – Dr. Robert Preus (Part 2)

The following sermon excerpts are reproduced from a sermon preached by Dr. Robert Preus at the Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne, IN) Winter Call Service (February 4, 1986).  The sermon, based on 2 Timothy 4, was published in the Concordia … Continue reading

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“Get the Word Out!” – Dr. Robert Preus

The following sermon excerpts are reproduced from a sermon preached by Dr. Robert Preus at the Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne, IN) Winter Call Service (February 4, 1986).  The sermon, based on 2 Timothy 4, was published in the Concordia … Continue reading

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