Category Archives: Small Town Evangelism

Lutheran Hour Ministry Offers Free Weekly Webinars

Lutheran Hour Ministry’s weekly live webinars are designed to: introduce new online courses, dig deeper into course topics, and explore the basics of sharing your faith. These interactive webinars meet live every Wednesday from 12-12:30pm CST. Below is a list … Continue reading

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Living “Questionable” Lives — Michael Frost at Exponential 2014

Back by popular demand! In the following presentation Michael Frost addresses the trend of congregations reducing being missional to simple acts of kindness, service, and relationship building in their neighbourhood. Frost counters that, “If we do not ever get an … 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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“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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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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