Category Archives: Rural evangelism

“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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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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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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Michael Frost — Adopting a Posture of Listening to Your Neighbourhood

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Verge Network Provides Free Resources to Assist You in Discipling Jesus’ Followers

Michael Stewart (“Stew”), the Founding Director of Verge Network & Conferences, writes, God’s hope for the world is the local church. The local church is His Plan A, and there is no Plan B. God’s agents of implementation are the people … Continue reading

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What is the Essence of Being a Lutheran Christian in Mercy?

Rev. Dr. Mattthew Harrison, President of the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod, writes, What is the essence of being a Lutheran Christian in mercy?  Christ!  What does Christ do? He speaks Law and Gospel. He speaks consolation.  He speaks His … Continue reading

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We the Church: The Priesthood of All Believers — A Video Study Resource for Congregational Study

The formation and growth of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in the United States is examined in this video resource. It features expert commentary, instructive graphics, and details the Christ-centered mission-and potential-of the LCMS. From immigrant communities of German Christians to … Continue reading

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