Rev. Heath Curtis, coordinator for LCMS Stewardship Ministry, discusses the Stewardship Ministry, its redesigned website (www.lcms.org/stewardship) and the resources available to pastors and congregations during an interview on KFUO-AM.
Emphasizing the catechism, this edition is suitable for school-wide devotions, midweek classes, Sunday schools and congregation- or school-staff devotions.
The resources include short essays, Bible studies, sermon and pastoral aids, tips, how-tos, bulletin inserts and newsletter articles.
“Lutheran Pastoral Care in Pluralistic Contexts,” for those involved in specialized pastoral ministries, is planned for Oct. 28-30 in St. Louis.
Though not God-motivated, the film stresses the need to care for one’s “neighbor.”
Each month, LCMS’ Stewardship Ministry creates bulletin sentences and newsletter articles that can be included in congregational church bulletins and monthly newsletters, respectively.
The website offers Christ-centered resources for those who work with youth in the church — in congregations and beyond.
“Hello, My Name Is Single: How I Learned to Ignore the World’s Expectations and Trust God,” by Adriane Dorr Heins, discusses issues facing those who are unmarried.
Michael Ritzman talks about preparing to serve as a missionary in Papua New Guinea. He is a new missionary who just completed the 2-week new missionary orientation at the International Center in St. Louis. He will serve in this country with his wife and 5 children.
In response to Christ’s death and resurrection, Caitlin Worden and the rest of the Peruvian missionary team are caring for the otherwise neglected children in Castillo Fuerte in the slums of Lima.
Rev. Steven Schave, director of LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, explains how this ministry works to boost revitalization efforts and spread the Gospel.
Building on the original film’s story of complementary parts making a whole, and how a change of perspective can help, the sequel again focuses on themes of friendship, loyalty and acceptance.