A small team departed for Russia on October 24th, in order to lead an EEMN Friendship English Language School at the Lutheran Church in Kondopoga. The 2016 Russin Yarovaya Law has significantly restricted the way churches and foreign missionaries may function in the Russian Federation. However, the law does not forbid our activity, nor quench the thirst people have for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Continue reading “Update from NALC Ministry Partner – EEMN”
The Global Confessional and Missional Lutheran Forum (Global Forum) met September 4-6 at the Lisak Resort, Bishoftu, Ethiopia. In August 2015, at the invitation of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC), the gathering of Lutheran church leaders and representatives of reform and renewal communities throughout the world convened, in conjunction with the NALC Lutheran Week in Dallas, TX. The Global Forum met for the second time during the 2016 NALC Lutheran Week in Anaheim, CA and in 2017 in Nashville, TN. The decision was made during the Nashville gathering to meet in East Africa in either 2018 or 2019. Due to the support and encouragement of the Norwegian Lutheran Mission (NLM), the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT), the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) and the North American Lutheran Church (NALC), the dream of meeting in Africa became a reality. Continue reading “Global Confessional and Mission Forum”
During this Advent season, as we anticipate the incarnation, Immanuel, God with us, we hear the admonition to be ready, to watch. We will remember God’s preparation for His Son to enter our world through Mary, Joseph and John the Baptist who was preparing the way. We also remember their long journey as strangers in a strange land. We remember the neglect of those around them forcing the Holy Family to a cow stall for Christ’s birth. Continue reading “2018 Holiday Bed Delivery BLITZ – Bed Brigade”
Dear Disciples of Jesus,
The recent lectionary Gospel text (Mark 10:35-45), in which James and John approach Jesus asking to sit at His right and left when He enters His glory and the resultant anger and division expressed by the other 10 disciples, reminded me of dynamics that are not uncommon — even in our congregations. Continue reading “A Message from Bishop Bradosky”
The North American Lutheran Seminary Presidential Search
The Board of Regents of the North American Seminary and the Presidential Search Committee invite applications for the position of president of the North American Lutheran Seminary (NALS) in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. The NALS presidency offers the exciting opportunity to lead an ambitious theological school well-positioned to achieve its next level of success through a continued commitment to academic rigor, student-centered success, the Great Commission and strong articulation of the Core Values of the North American Lutheran Church. The NALS is the sole seminary of the North American Lutheran Church and is yoked with Trinity School for Ministry. Applications are entirely confidential, reviewed by the Presidential Search Committee only, and should be submitted no later than February 15, 2019. The next president will assume office on or around July 1, 2019. Refer questions about the position to Dr. Roy Schwarz, Chair NALS Board of Regents, at 540-678-8748.