How are we equipping, encouraging, and enabling the people God has given us to serve and volunteer in His mission?
It is up to us to provide ways into the Word and Sacrament ministry of our congregation that ease nonchurched people’s fears and keep them from being intimidated.
If we can learn to intentionally build relationships with nonchurched people, we will be meeting a tremendous need. And we’ll be opening doors to the Gospel for them.
Effective outreach is the “planting and watering” (cf. 1 Corinthians 3:5-9) through which a congregation intentionally engages nonchurched people in ways that … provide the congregation with means of continuing contact with the nonchurched people.
Effective outreach is a critical element of a congregation’s well-being. What is “effective outreach”?
We are celebrating the service of volunteers in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Wouldn’t it be great to have more volunteers to celebrate? Here are some ideas to get more people involved … and people more involved.
LCMS missionary Rev. Micah Glenn and the Lutheran Hope Center are based there, along with community partners.
For two months every two years, each LCMS missionary family returns to the United States. This is an opportunity for the congregations, groups, and individuals of the LCMS to renew or consider beginning their support of a missionary.
Four new homes for the historic St. Louis neighborhood are part of an LCMS National Housing Support Corporation initiative.
The Rev. Mark Wood is among speakers sharing resources at the recent National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference in Wichita, Kan.
Would you like to learn how to invite, welcome and receive people to your church? The Connect to Disciple workshop, the first module in the re:Vitality program, is designed to help your congregation develop effective outreach.
Are the fields of America white with harvest or do we live and labor in a different season?
In strength or weakness, when we have plenty or when we are in want, as a powerful church or as a remnant church, we sow for this promised future.
Membership, financial resources, and influence are in decline, even steep decline, in many congregations. Now fewer people with fewer resources and less influence remain to do what the larger, more prosperous, and more favored church failed to do …
The purpose of the Remnant Church is to bear witness of Jesus in our world so that others would come to faith just as we have. God’s purpose in doing this through a remnant is that we would give Him the honor, praise, and glory that is due Him.