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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New Starts Informational Meeting

With so many requests regarding New Starts and Church Planting in the NALC, we will be hosting a webinar/video conference meeting on Thursday, July 30th at 12:00 PM ET.  Pastor Phil Gagnon would love for you to join him! 

This onboarding opportunity is primarily targeted to those who are new or interested in church planting in the NALC. If you are already involved in a mission start and interested in further training, please email: missions@thenalc.org to connect.

To access the meeting, please use the following link on Wednesday:https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/977836117 

If you’ve never used GoToMeeting or video conferencing, there is a step by step list or video tutorial available from the service we use.  More information can be found here:  https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check .

A few other short links that might continue to be helpful regarding New Starts in the NALC:

Addressing “Small Matters” Before They Become “Big”

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)

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NALC Life Conference 2020

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.