For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body — Jews or Greeks, slaves or free — and all were made to drink of one Spirit. For the body does not consist of one member but of many. — 1 Corinthians 12:12-14 ESV
For many years, pastors and lay members of our congregations complained about the delegate and voting procedures in previous Lutheran church bodies. Continue reading “The NALC: Clergy and Laity”
Dear Disciples of Jesus,
Over the past year, our staff has been working on a “Vision for a Pastor of the North American Lutheran Church.” Continue reading “The Vision For An NALC Pastor”
Dear Disciples of Christ Jesus,
The season of Epiphany marks one of the most critical seasons for teaching the faith. Continue reading “Epiphany – Image vs. Identity”
“For God is not a God of confusion but of peace.”
— 1 Corinthians 14:33 RSV
At any given time, it seems that about 10 percent of our congregations are in some state of tension or conflict. Continue reading “Order and Peace, Not Confusion and Chaos”
Last month, we looked at our care for and the function of our church buildings, the secondary temple structures. This month we look at our care for the primary temple structures, our bodies built as living stones upon the cornerstone of the new temple, our Lord’s body.
Continue reading “Temples and Priests – Before and After Christ’s Resurrection”
The 2018 NALC Pastors Conference will be held Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 at the Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. The theme of this year’s conference is “Discipleship, Leadership and the NALC Pastor.” Continue reading “2018 Pastors Conference”
The 2018 NALC Life Conference will be held Thursday, Jan. 18, at Annapolis Evangelical Lutheran Church in Edgewater, Md. Continue reading “NALC Life Conference”
The NALC hosts its monthly Youth & Family Ministry Webinar training on Tuesday, January 9th at 2 PM EST. To register or for more details, please visit: Webinar Information.
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”