Philippians 1:5 — “I always thank God … because of your partnership in the Gospel from the first day until now.”
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.”
Matthew 25:4 — “….but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps.”
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.
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.
Matthew 5:7 — “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”
This month we focus on stewardship — using the gifts that God has given us for His purposes according to the various vocations He has assigned us in Home, Church, and Society.
“Revitalization of the Synod shall come from neither missions nor more synodical power: The Word is the only remedy,” said Friedrich Pfotenhauer. When we plant churches, we plant the Word, and with it we bring reformation to the church at large.
Size is not a limitation for serving students well.
Tonight in our small burg just like many other places around our great nation, there will be a football game. But here, it won’t be any ordinary game, it’s the first round of district play so all eyes are on the big prize. No doubt, it’s going to be Epic!
Nuggets for witnessing through social media based on a KFUO interview with Rev. Mark Wood.
Thanking and commending Lutheran teachers for their faithfulness and commitment to Lutheran education.
Let us with great boldness, no matter where the Lord of the Church has placed us, join that great army to labor for the harvest! I pray the Lord of the Harvest blesses you with the sight to “see” the fields around you, the strength and wisdom to share His love and the joy that comes from serving Him.
If the word ‘missional’ moves us to better serve Christ and our neighbor through a renewed devotion to living out the Gospel and a renewed commitment to answer our call to proclaim it, then it is serving us well.
Teenagers matter. Teenagers are gifts. Teenagers are part of the Church. Let’s love them well!
TO-DO: Rest. Practicing rest in an over-informed, hyperlinked, data-consuming world.