Category Archives: Priesthood of all Believers

A Manual to Help You Birth a New Community of Faith

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Office of National Mission is investing significant energy and effort in working with our districts to assist in their church planting efforts. Church planting can be accomplished through mother congregations, sponsoring circuits, or planting networks that … Continue reading

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Journey from Unbelief to Faith — A Video Bible Study Series produced by Lutheran Hour Ministries

Hosted by Rev. Dr. John Nunes, this four-session Bible study, Journey from Unbelief to Faith, offers the viewpoints of four people who have made a remarkable journey. Theirs has been a pilgrimage from the outer edges of unbelief and apathy … 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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May the Gospel Sink into the Hearts of All to Whom We Speak It

For the Life of the World includes an article (pages 7-9) about Rosa Jinsey Young, an African-American, who “convinced The Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod (LCMS) to join her in bringing Christian schools and congregations to the rural poor.” In … Continue reading

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Words: The Significance of Language in Christian Outreach — A Free Webinar

Words carry baggage. The abuse of some Christian words has caused them to carry so much social and political baggage that unbelievers hardly hear them as instruments of God’s grace. Heather Davis and Leann Luchinger, authors of Loaded Words, will … 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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International Volunteer Trips Available through Lutheran Hour Ministries

Are you interested in serving your Lord by being a participant on a international volunteer trip? Lutheran Hour Ministries is organizing servant mission opportunities in Argentina, Cambodia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Jamaica, Latvia, Malawi, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Panama, Russia, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay, and … Continue reading

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Why A Church in a Laundromat? — Rev. Dr. Robert Scudieri

Why would there be a church in a laundromat? Why would a missionary come from Venezuela to the United States? In the country from which Rev. German Novelli came, faith in God and love of family were high priorities. Both … Continue reading

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Michael Frost — Adopting a Posture of Listening to Your Neighbourhood

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Interested in Serving on a Short-term Volunteer Mission Team? Lutheran Hour Ministries Offers Such Opportunities!

Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM), through the International Ministries Partnership program, offers unique short-term volunteer team opportunities for groups such as a congregation, district, school, youth group, Lutheran organization, or even a group of friends. Teams work alongside local LHM staff … Continue reading

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