American culture is characterized by the word “busy.” There is never enough time, burnout seems inevitable, and the challenge of developing deep relationships is real. To what good things do we say “no” so we can say “yes” to better things? This is a key element in life-to-life discipleship. The real question is: “What are you going to do about it?” Jesus faced this challenge in even greater ways than we do. Relationships are key not just to ministry, but in life.
Dear Friends of the Prayer League,
I love the shepherds and the angels. I adore the sheep and cattle we also place carefully into the scene. I prize those images of Mary and Joseph, right there at the center, of course, lovingly watching over the humble manger. And in that tiny feeding trough we find, best and greatest of all, the baby Jesus, sometimes not until Christmas morning. At least that’s the way we’ve done it in our home. And I really like it that way. Continue reading “What Do You Get For A King Who Has Everything?”
With so many requests regarding New Starts and Church Planting in the NALC, we will be hosting a webinar/video conference meeting Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM EST. Pastor Brad Hales would love for you to join him! Continue reading “New Starts Info Meeting”
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”
|Dear Followers of Jesus,
Grace to you and peace in this Thanksgiving season! I am writing today with news of a critical opportunity I feel we must embrace. As we have discussed previously, we need your help finding young people who may be discerning a call to ordained ministry! There is a great need today for pastors in the Church—especially those who will be committed to the truth and authority of God’s Word!
We would like to invite you to nominate 1-2 students from your congregation to take part in a week-long event. Join us for NALC Week (July 7-12, 2019) at the NEXUS Institute. Continue reading “Raising Up Leaders – A Message from Bishop Bradosky”
The NALC hosts its monthly Youth & Family Ministry Webinar training on Tuesday, November 13th at 2 PM EDT. 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. Each month we will be hosting a free webinar based on expressed needs by NALC Leaders, for NALC Leaders. Continue reading “The Academy – November 2018”
With so many requests regarding New Starts and Church Planting in the NALC, we will be hosting a webinar/video conference meeting this Thursday, October 25th at 7 pm EST. Pastor Brad Hales would love for you to join him! Continue reading “New Starts Info Meeting”