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How Are You Living into Intentionality? — Rev. Scott Gress

Does one day fade into another day? Does your congregational life go from meeting to meeting … Sunday to Sunday … with little visible progress? Do you want your life and your congregational life to be more purposeful? Rev. Scott … Continue reading

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A New Journal of Lutheran Mission Published

President Matthew C. Harrison of the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod explains why a new Journal of Lutheran Mission is being published.  He says,  “It is our desire to follow the tradition of mission that led to the founding of the Missouri Synod, … Continue reading

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160 year-old Martini Lutheran Church Seeing Explosive Growth

The following story comes from Transforming Churches Network: This is a special year in the life of Martini Lutheran Church in New Haven, Indiana, as the Church celebrates its 160th anniversary.  More importantly, Martini is experiencing growth as it continues … Continue reading

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Rural Nebraska Lutheran Pastor Sees Transformation for Missions

Pastor Kenton Birtell has served Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Holdrege, Nebraska for 12 years now.  The church averages about 230 people in worship each Sunday.  Holdrege is a small community of about 5,400 people located in south central Nebraska.  … Continue reading

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Church and Clergy Revitalization and Luther’s Theology of the Cross

Terry Tieman, Executive Director of Transforming Churches Network, reports, “I recently had the opportunity to read the Doctoral Dissertation of Rev. Dr. John David Roth, entitled “Church and Clergy Revitalization Seen Through the Lens of Luther’s Theology of the Cross.” … Continue reading

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Beautiful Savior – A Revitalized Church, Pastor, and Community

The following good news report is from Transforming Churches Network: Forty years ago, Beautiful Savior held its first worship service in what was then a new facility in south Memphis, Tennessee. In February 2004, the congregation dedicated its current building … Continue reading

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Just Busy…Or Busy Doing Your Father’s Business? by Dr. Terry Tieman

The following article is from Rev. Dr. Terry Tieman’s blog,  (July 18, 2012): What’s your favorite excuse? That question is probably a bit hard to answer without knowing the category, but I would suggest that the excuse that Americans use more … Continue reading

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3 Big Ideas (and 2 Small ones) on Revitalization: What I’ve Learned from 500 Churches in 5 Years! — Rev. Dr. Terry Tieman , Executive Director of Transforming Churches Network

“If experience is the best teacher, then TCN has earned its Ph. D. in Church Revitalization over the past 5 years! That’s because we have worked with over 500 churches in our Transformation Process during that time. While we certainly … Continue reading

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Thirty-seven ABC District Pastors Trained as Coaches!

What image comes to mind when you hear the word, “coach”?  Does the image of a sports coach barking orders at his players, or a voice coach working with her music student, or a business coach who is working with … Continue reading

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