Renewal is a church coming alive in Jesus, centering on four key elements of our identity as Lutherans; The Word; The Water; the Wheat and Wine; and our Witness. Throughout history, theologians have studied the great awakenings, revivals, and renewals seen in the church throughout the world. Continue reading “The Academy – October 2018”
The North American Lutheran Church sent a delegation of three as ecumenical observers to the third Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) in Jerusalem in June. Attending as observers were Bishop John Bradosky, Pastor David Wendel and Pastor Bassam Abdallah. The invitation to attend this “by-invitation-only” conference was extended to us by representatives of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). The NALC and ACNA have been in ongoing ecumenical consultations since the formation of the NALC. Continue reading “NALC Delegation Attends GAFCON”
I recently returned from a trip to Indonesia where we visited some of Water Mission’s safe water projects. It was encouraging to see how God is at work in this distant part of the world.
Indonesia is the fourth largest country in the world following China, India, and the United States. It is also the world’s most populous Muslim country. The differences between predominantly Muslim and predominantly Christian communities were fascinating and apparent as we visited a wide range of communities. It was amazing to learn how God is using all of these projects to transform people’s lives. Continue reading “Water Mission Project in Indonesia”
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Our theme for this year’s Lutheran Week is:
“The Holy Spirit: Calling, Gathering, Enlightening, Sanctifying”
Our text is Acts 1:8.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Continue reading “2018 Convocation of the North American Lutheran Church – Report of the Bishop”
The connecting continues. Check out the opportunities below. And make sure someone from your congregation is connected to the NALC Youth Ministry Facebook page for continued updates! Continue reading “Youth and Family Ministry Update”