Reflecting on the Baptism of Our Lord: Water in the City

Toxins may seep into the water supply of our major cities, just as sin is flowing in deep supply. But the church brings water in mercy for the body and the soul.

The Skeptic Among Us

Neighborhood renewal is a good thing for the church if it is a grassroots effort that does not displace the neighbors we are called to serve. And if done well there is an influx of new neighbors … but how will we engage them?

A Divine Birth, A Divine Gift

Oh that little town of Bethlehem, so long ago…where darkness would be shattered by the advent of The Everlasting Light.

O Holy Night: Christmas Memory of a Child

A child’s memory of an enchanting Christmas scene, the beauty of a choir’s song and the celebration of our Savior.

God Grant Us a Blessed End

The main thing that makes our death blessed is faith in Jesus Christ.

The Question of Revitalization

The church can be the church she is called to be without being liked, appreciated, or favored by the culture in which she exists. Indeed, we may even find that we can more readily be a faithful church when we are not liked, appreciated, or favored.

The faithfulness of God

1 Corinthians 1:9 — “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”

First things first

Deuteronomy 8:3 — “…that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.”

5 Ways to Thank Volunteers

5 ways to say THANK YOU this Thanksgiving. LCMS Youth Ministry is thankful for all those who volunteer to serve youth. #LCMSgivesthanks

Sheep do sheep works

Matthew 25:44 — “Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ ”

God’s Mercy at Work in Madagascar

Sharon Thomas is a Registered Nurse who has served as a team leader on many LCMS…

Partners with God

Philippians 1:5 — “I always thank God … because of your partnership in the Gospel from the first day until now.”

Leapfrogging Our Judea

Researchers have declared that our nation is now the third largest mission field in the world. Yet, we continue to think of mission work as something to do “over there.”

Faith leads to action

Matthew 25:4 — “….but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps.”

Imitating God’s Generosity

Each month Stewardship Ministry produces a newsletter article suitable for congregational use. Here is an excerpt from this month’s article on imitating the generosity of our Heavenly Father.

Bonhoeffer as Youth Worker and the Tension of ‘Youth’ Ministry

A review of Dr. Root’s book on Bonhoeffer’s ministry and the tension of focusing on YOUTH ministry in the congregational life of the church.