With so many requests regarding New Starts and Church Planting in the NALC, we will be hosting a webinar/video conference meeting Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:00 PM EDT. Pastor Brad Hales would love for you to join him! Continue reading “New Starts Update”
“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” -Romans 15:5-6
One of the greatest challenges in congregational life and mission is that of conflict. A study of 14,000+ congregations in 2000 indicated 75% experienced some level of conflict. In 2008, another study found that 74% of congregations were in conflict over leadership, money or finances. While a stable percentage, it is troubling to consider that at any given time, three- fourths of congregations are conflicted. Continue reading “Conflict in the Congregation: Roadblocks that Lead to Redirection and Renewal”
Dear disciples of Christ Jesus,
In the midst of the growing controversy regarding late-term abortion — and what can only be termed infanticide — as a matter of self-serving convenience in a culture celebrating such decisions while refusing to consider the consequences that undermine the sanctity of life and assert our capacity and “right” to “play God,” I thought it might be helpful to share my sermon from this year’s NALC Life Conference. Continue reading “Bishop Addresses Sexual Immorality, Abortion at NALC Life Conference”
The third annual NALC Life Conference was held on Thursday, Jan. 17, at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Warrenton, Va.
The event began with a free fellowship lunch followed by a talk by the Rev. Dr. Dennis Di Mauro, pastor of Trinity and chair of NALC Life Ministries, entitled “A Love for Life,” which showed how Christianity has been, and is now, a pro-life faith. The talk included quotes from great Christian thinkers including Basil, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Bonhoeffer and many others who spoke out in defense of life in the womb. Continue reading “NALC Life Conference in Virginia Precedes March for Life”
The NALC hosts its monthly Youth & Family Ministry Webinar training on Tuesday, March 12th at 2 PM EDT. To register or for more details, please visit: Webinar Registration.
Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Last week we made a short trip to Ethiopia visiting with Rev. Yonas Yigezu, President of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, and Rev. Tsadiku Abdo, President of the Ethiopian Evangelical Churches Fellowship. Continue reading “Update from Ethiopia”
Dear Disciples of Jesus,
We begin our Epiphany season with the journey of the Wise Men seeking Jesus, consulting the Scripture and thwarting Herod’s plan to destroy Jesus. Each year I read one of Martin Luther’s best sermons for Epiphany. Here is an excerpt from his sermon: Continue reading “Pondering Epiphany With Luther”