Bethesda Lutheran Communities – Power Of A Vision

Join us at 7:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, October 22 for an unforgettable evening of music, inspiration and community in support of the 6.5 million people in the U.S. with developmental disabilities. This exclusive, unforgettable evening will leave you energized to support those with disabilities and inspired to make the world a better, more inclusive place every day.

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The Academy: It Is Good – Reclaiming Identity

Lutherans will necessarily remember Martin Luther’s Small Catechism, affirming the first article of the Apostle’s Creed: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

And the subsequent question: What does this mean?

The Catechism explains: I believe that God has made me and all that exists. He has given me and still preserves my body and soul with all their powers. He provides me with food and clothing, home and family, daily work, and all I need from day to day. God also protects me in time of danger and guards me from every evil. All this he does out of fatherly and divine goodness and mercy, though I do not deserve it. Therefore I surely ought to thank and praise, serve and obey him. This is most certainly true. (The Small Catechism, Martin Luther, Augsburg/Fortress, 1979.)

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SON Network

As we find ourselves in this extraordinary time in life and ministry, Christians everywhere are seeking ways that we can still make a Kingdom impact in our own communities and in the lives of pre-Christians across the globe. This is why SON Network is inviting you and those you love to join us for an evening of inspiration, worship, learning, great music, and an invitation to BE THE GENERATION of Faith! This 90-minute program will feature Keynote Speakers: Rev. Dr. Gemechis Buba – NALC Assistant to the Bishop for Mission; and Pastor Greg Finke – Executive Director of Dwelling 1:14 and author of Joining Jesus on His Mission. They will also be joined by Christian musicians, Tom Crow, and friends; testimonies from overseas ministry partners, along with a personal invitation from the Executive Director of SON Network, Pastor David Breidenbach to BE THE GENERATION of Faith. 

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Disaster Preparedness and Response Training

Join us on July 17th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm and July 18th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM for NALC Disaster Response Volunteer Training. Through Redeemer Lutheran Church in Owosso, Michigan, we are offering the training online. We are looking forward to an interactive session and lots of opportunities for our congregations to serve when disasters strike. To receive session information, register, and login credentials on the Zoom platform, please email: disasterresponse@thenalc.org.

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The Academy – July 2020

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.

Join us for a special session of The Academy: Seeds For A Culture Change. Throughout society, as well as the mission and ministry of the church, some forced paradigm shifts have been happening, that this pandemic has now blown wide open. We don’t know what it will look like going forward, but it will be different. But what can we plant now while the ground is torn up? What seeds can be put in the system to grow from later as new norms are put in place post-pandemic?

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The Once And Future Church

The Great Commission Society’s Mission Connectors team is about encouraging congregations and mission districts to make relational mission connections. The vision of the NALC that every congregation is in relationship with at least one local, one domestic, and one global mission partnership. Our team helps by preparing mission-focused resources and training, being available to coach leaders and teams, and by calling every mission district and mission region, at least once a year. The purpose of these calls is to pray with the leaders, to hear how the Holy Spirit is moving in their district, and to encourage them as they serve God’s kingdom.  

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