The DNA of the NALC is to make disciples. As it has been said: “We should walk so close to the master, that we wear the dust of his footsteps upon our robes…” This describes well what following our Lord Jesus ought to look like. In this chaotic and thorn-filled world, it is not difficult to be distracted and lulled away from intimacy with the Lover of our souls, to that of the world. It is always healthier and life-giving when we walk alongside each other in mutual edification and consolation. It is always better to have a fellow traveler with you.Continue reading “Dusty Robes – Life to Life Discipleship”
Moment of Mission – Pastor Phil Gagnon
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.Continue reading “SON Network”
NALC Launches Podcast
Reading The Word of God – Service Provider Update
Reading the Word of God, a daily Bible reading guide, has been prepared for Lutherans to use over the next three years. The reading guide was conceived and prepared as a result of ongoing discussions between representatives of the NALC, the Lutheran Church— Canada (LCC), and the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).
The reading guide includes monthly calendars with daily readings starting in January 2018 and continuing until December 2020. As a companion to the daily Bible reading guide, 52 suggested readings — one for each week of the year — are offered from the book, Luther and the Scriptures by Johann Michael Reu (1869–1943).Continue reading “Reading The Word of God – Service Provider Update”
Passing The Baton of Discipleship
Dear Disciples of Jesus,
During my oral report at our Convocation, I compared our journey as followers of Christ Jesus to a relay race in which the runners are required to both receive the baton from one teammate and pass it on to the next runner.
St. Paul uses the image of an athlete to describe the discipline of faithfully following Jesus several times in his letters. He describes the relay of faith being passed on from one generation to the next as he encourages Timothy. Paul reminds Timothy that the faith he received started with his grandmother, Lois. She passed this faith on to his mother, Eunice. Eunice passed it on to her son. Now it was Timothy’s turn to run the next leg of this race. Continue reading “Passing The Baton of Discipleship”
Discipleship Moment – January 9th
Discipleship Coaching Seminar
For those pastors interested in learning more about what it means to be “discipleship coached,” there will be a special seminar offered on Monday, Jan. 30, prior to the NALC Pastors Conference. Continue reading “Discipleship Coaching Seminar”