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Emotions and the Church

One thing that happens because we are a church body that highly values thinking and learning is that we talk less about our emotions.

The Church — Praying

Prayer is the sign that the church is still breathing, however labored that breath may be. The cross leads us to despair of everything — save Christ!

The Many Tasks of the Church Worker

As we serve the church, we can leave the saving to the One who does it best.

Thankful for three years of Lutheran Young Adult Corps!

As Lutheran Young Adult Corps completes its third year and begins to pivot as a program, it is a time to show thanks for all God has done in and through the program.

Has the Offering Plate Been Passed By?

So what are we to do if the passing of the plate becomes a long-term casualty of COVID-19? The key is formation.

A White Paper on the Current Context of Pastoral Formation

This white paper is intended to promote continued conversation, across the Synod, about pastoral formation.

It’s not my job to save the church

As we serve the church, we can leave the saving to the One who does it best.

God’s Mercy Never Ceases

LCMS missionaries in the Dominican Republic get to build relationships share Christ with people simply by doing life together.

Church Worker Wellness: Week 57 Devotion – Relational Wellness

What encouragement do you need today? Who can you encourage?

Church Worker Wellness: Week 56 Devotion – Relational Wellness

Naming our struggles can be powerful in recognizing the face of God in our lives.

Church Worker Wellness: Week 55 Devotion – Emotional Wellness

Christmas, Easter, and the Cross is for you. Christ is with you this week and every week.

Comfort food

Video equipment and technology are getting lots of use these days in church sanctuaries, staff homes and other places. However, there is one place, usually a hub of hospitality, not seeing any action these during this time: the church kitchen.

Who should I talk to?

We should be asking for help. We all have problems. In this sinful world not a one of us will escape the need for help. We confess it every Sunday in our churches.

The CARES Act opens options for making a difference during the current pandemic

Important benefits and prayerful considerations for people in a position to give charitable gifts this year

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Finding our stewardship voice

The church has not been called to sit silently during these days of challenge. The church proclaims what it has always proclaimed: the Word of God.

Church Worker Wellness: Week 54 Devotion – Financial Wellness

My mom taught me the concept of tithing from the start of that first paper route.