Christian Evangelism remains illegal within the borders of Belarus. Yet, the hearts of the faithful within Belarus Lutheran Missionary Fellowship (BLMF) — and our East European Mission Network (EEMN) partner in ministry — and Pastor Valery Hryhoryk continue to strive forward in building the Body of Christ. Continue reading “Introducing Pastor Valery Hryhoryk – NALC Global Worker in Belarus”
The second Tuesday of every month, the NALC will be hosting a free Youth and Family Ministry webinar at 2 pm EST. Each webinar has a 40-45 minute presentation with the last 15-20 minutes open to Q & A and best practices.
To register for the September 12th Webinar or for more information, please visit: Youth and Family Ministry Webinar.
Survey after survey has begun to stir up fear in the hearts of churches across the United States. The amount of “gray hair” that can be found in our pews has become a source of worry for many. Continue reading “Senior Ministry Conference Update”
LUTHERAN LAY RENEWAL OF AMERICA PRESENTS
SPOT THE SPIRIT WORKSHOP
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 9:30 – 3:00
North American Lutheran Seminary/Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, PA
This workshop was designed and will be led by Lutheran Lay Renewal Board Member, the Rev. David Luecke, Ph.D., pastor, psychologist and author. Pastor Luecke is the missions pastor of a large Lutheran church in the Cleveland area, where he has served for twenty-five years. He had an earlier career teaching organizational behavior in business schools and church management at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has long been interested in practical questions about how the Holy Spirit motivates and changes believers and congregations today. There will be four teaching sessions, with each followed by small group discussion.
The four sessions of teaching and small group discussion are:
1. Spotting the Spirit at Work in your Life
2. Receiving the Spirit’s Gifts and Fruit
3. Growing in Closeness to God
4. Building Up the Fellowship of the Spirit
For more information: Spot the Spirit.
Pastor Ralph Easterhaus and I flew into Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, on Saturday, June 24th, after an unintended one-day layover in Johannesburg due to a missed connection. Continue reading “Reflections on Malawi”
Seeing children as God sees them is quite the challenge for us all, but an even greater challenge in those parts of the world where the influence of Christianity has been very limited. Continue reading “Call To Love Conference”
Starting this summer, Lutherans in the U.S. will be able to purchase LWR Farmers Market Coffee – a delicious line of coffee sourced directly from farmers involved in Lutheran World Relief (LWR) projects. Continue reading “LWR Farmers Market Coffee”
A group of disciples from Living Water Lutheran Church in Centerville, Ohio, recently returned from their fifth mission trip to Haiti. In addition to supporting the discipleship efforts of 12 local pastors, the group was able to extend God’s love to children at the Guitton School, orphans of the 2010 earthquake residing at a Bon Repos Children’s Home, and dozens of families in several local communities.