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. During Lutheran Week in Indianapolis, the Mission Festival is designed to inspire and serve as a resource to congregations. This includes specific “breakout” sessions on a variety of topics. “You Can Be An Everyday Ordinary Missionary” will be presented by Valerie Hobbs.
Statistics tell us the United States is becoming a mission field. How can church leaders train their people to be missionaries in their own neighborhoods? Using the five missional practices presented in Greg Finke’s book, Joining Jesus on His Mission, we can mobilize our people. Hear how one church used the practices and questions to launch their leadership and congregation into being everyday ordinary missionaries. Take home a few practical actions you can put into practice in your everyday life as we join Jesus on His mission.
Valerie Hobbs serves on the staff of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Damascus, Maryland. Her job responsibilities include the support and encouragement of lay leaders of Redeemer’s Bible studies and small groups. Her passion is to see God’s Word change lives as individuals learn to pray and to hear God speak through Scripture. She also works part-time with Church Discipleship Ministries, a branch of The Navigators dedicated to helping church leadership live out their disciple-making mission.
For more information about schedules, hotel information, or to register today for Lutheran Week – please visit: 2019 Lutheran Week. For additional information about other breakouts and presenters, please visit: 2019 Mission Festival.