Pr. Jeff Whillock and the folks at Bethlehem Lutheran in Aberdeen, S.D. created this stewardship education tool. Here is the article link. This is a Stewardship Article archive. on top click on the title and look for 9/08/2011 In God we Trust http://www.luthersem.edu/stewardship/email_archive.aspx?m=1020 Here is the link for the tool they created for people to […]
Highlight of Wednesday – Hymn Lord Jesus, You Shall Be My Song as I Journey – This French hymn was sung in today’s worship service where the Lutheran Bishop from Haiti was the preacher. It was a hymn that Ben Larson, who died in the earthquake there loved. I love it, too. Lord Jesus, you […]
Offerings – Malaria Initiative Each day offerings are taken for different dimensions of our church body’s work. Today it was reported that over $23,000 was gathered for the Malaria Initiative. Sweet.
Mission Encounter – Tues. afternoon was spent in two blocks of presentations, music and videos sharing the story of both Global Mission and Missional work in our country. I was quite taken by the story of Asian ministry in China and in the Pacifica Synod (Hawaii and Southern California). It was interesting to learn a […]
I am way behind on this. I will post some thoughts. I am posting things on Bishop_Jon at Twitter. I have attached #swmnelca to help you search for my posts. A Voting Member from our synod is writing as well. You can read Michael Cumming’s thoughts at www.MC-CWA.blogspot.com .
If you are interested in learning more about puppet ministry you may want to connect with Mama and Papa Pogo. They have a resource to learn about this, but even more they are an asset in our synod. Pr. Ed Hanson from Madelia taught me about puppets a long time ago at Green Lake Lutheran […]
I want to lift up the importance of finding ways to let your key leaders – paid staff and key lay leaders who are not paid – know that the congregation is thankful for the gifts God has given them and for the ways they are stewarding those gifts to serve the Gospel. A few […]
http://www.lutherhouseofstudy.org/parenting-in-faith The Lutheran House of Studies in Sioux Falls is doing a project on parenting. The web address is above. If anyone tries this out, please let me know what you learned and what you thought.
I don’t remember where I found this. It may be from the BridgeBuilder ministry of Peter Steinke. It gives simple wisdom for congregational councils that can go a long way in helping leadership systems serve more effectively. “Covenant of Conduct for Church Councils” 1. Council members affirm their right to express their opinions about the […]
He is a fisherman in more ways than one. Here is great article on evangelizing and discipleship. http://www.livinglutheran.com/blog/2011/03/evangelism-101.html