Category Archives: Spiritual Renewal

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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Outreach in Rural and Small Towns — A Free Webinar on Saturday, June 4

Lutheran Hour Ministries invites you to join them on Saturday, June 4th at 10 AM CST for a one-hour, interactive, live webinar: Outreach in Rural Areas and Small Towns.  Effectively meeting the needs and speaking to the culture of American rural … Continue reading

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Rural and Small Town Mission Conference — Nov. 3-5 in Wichita, Kansas

The Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod 2016 National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference will be held Nov. 3-5 in Wichita, Kansas. The theme is “Mission At Home: Standing Where You are Planted.” The conference will address the blessings and … Continue reading

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The Laity’s Role in Supporting People Who Feel Like their Life is Falling Apart

The Lutheran Witness (March 2016, pages 14-15) includes an article by Rev. Ross Johnson, entitled, “Why Does God Allow Suffering.” It’s a fine article. I encourage you to read it. The article includes six recommendations a person might do when she feels … Continue reading

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More “Wood” Than People? (Part 3) — Rev. Scott Gress

Many followers of Jesus, and the congregations where they are members, are becoming less engaged in Jesus’ mission of seeking lost people and making disciples (Matthew 28:18-20). Rev. Scott Gress addresses how Jesus’ followers (and Christian congregations) can reverse this trend and become an evangelizing people.   … Continue reading

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Sacramental Entrepreneurs: Go and Gather

Rev. Bill Woolsey, Senior Pastor of CrossPoint Community Church and founder of the FiveTwo Network, encourages “sacramental entrepreneurs” (Jesus followers) to go and gather.  Jesus’s followers ask: “Where am I going today?” and “Who am I gathering today?”  God’s people recognize the presence … Continue reading

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Thrive — Casting Crowns

As followers of Jesus Christ anticipate celebrating Pentecost Sunday tomorrow and the season of Pentecost that follows, we know that “we were made for so much more than ordinary life, it’s time for us to more than just survive, we were made to … Continue reading

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God’s Word Moves Us to Speak — Martin Luther

There is a vital connection between missionary proclamation and the power of God’s Word.  God does not simply “zap” Christians with faith apart from the means of grace; nor does God transport Christians from place to place via a “Star … Continue reading

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My God’s Not Dead — Newsboys

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Bible Skepticism is now “tied” with Bible Engagement.

Barna Group reports that attitudes towards the Bible are changing rapidly in the USA: This year’s research reveals that skepticism toward the Bible continues to rise. For the first time since tracking began, Bible skepticism is tied with Bible engagement. The … Continue reading

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