Speaking of the nature of Christian community, St. Paul writes to the church in Ephesus, saying, “Therefore, putting away falsehood, let every one speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.” (Ephesians 4:25-27 RSV)Continue reading “Addressing “Small Matters” Before They Become “Big””
We are now preparing to step over the liturgical threshold of Ash Wednesday, into the holy season of Lent. We will all benefit by additional time, if brief, spent reading God’s Word, meditating on it and responding to it. This is the aim of this Lenten devotional booklet—to stimulate regular, personal, daily time in the Scriptures in an easy to use format that encourages faithfulness. We also hope that these brief readings and meditations will help those not used to daily Bible reading, to begin, at least during Lent. Perhaps you will continue on with Scripture reading after Easter!Continue reading “A Lenten Walk Through The Word”
With so many requests regarding New Starts and Church Planting in the NALC, we will be hosting a webinar/video conference meeting Thursday, January 30th at 12:00 PM EST. Pastor Brad Hales would love for you to join him!Continue reading “New Start Informational Meeting”
This year NALC Life Ministries has planned a life filled two days to celebrate God’s precious gift of life. It will all begin on Thursday, Jan. 23, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Joppa, Maryland, where the NALC will hold its fourth annual Life Conference. The conference will be live streamed on the Trinity Joppa YouTube channel. To access the live stream for this event, please visit: NALC Life Conference 2020.
For additional information about this conference, access to the live stream to the March for Life, and other details, please visit: NALC Life Ministries – God Loves Life.
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
It is an honor and a joy to be writing to you as your new bishop. Since the time of the election in August, I have been humbled by the calling I have received and by the opportunity I have been given to help shape and mold our ministry and mission efforts in the NALC. At the same time, I am fully at peace with this new role and confident that God has prepared me and us for what lies ahead. As we stay focused on the commission given to us in Jesus and the promise secured for us in His cross and resurrection, we can be certain that God will use our efforts to the glory of His Son.
In this, my first article in the NALC News, before sharing a bit about the priorities toward which I am working and the ways in which I am using these first few months in this office, allow me to introduce myself.
With so many requests regarding New Starts and Church Planting in the NALC, we will be hosting a webinar/video conference meeting Thursday, December 19th at 12:00 PM EDT. Pastor Brad Hales would love for you to join him!Continue reading “New Start Informational Meeting”
The NALC hosts its monthly Youth & Family Ministry Webinar training on Tuesday, November 12th at 2 pm EST. To register or for more details, please visit: Webinar Registration.
The NALC is committed to the renewal of all our congregations, working to develop and deliver resources that challenge and open the NALC to the work of the Holy Spirit in our ministry and mission.
Bishop John Bradosky writes: “Instead of talking about the process of discipleship, we would like to examine the context of discipleship. What is the nature of Christian community that nurtures people as faithful followers of Jesus, equips them to reach others with the Gospel of Jesus and provides for their growth and development as disciples of Jesus? Following the amazing miracle of Pentecost, Peter’s bold preaching, explaining who Jesus is and what He has done for them and the transformation of more than 3,000 people who came to faith in Jesus we read these important words about the formation of the community that was able to sustain and grow the Church, the body of Christ.”*Continue reading “The Academy – November 2019”
With so many requests regarding New Starts and Church Planting in the NALC, we will be hosting a webinar/video conference meeting Thursday, October 31st at 12:00 PM EDT. Pastor Brad Hales would love for you to join him!Continue reading “New Starts Informational Meeting”