Renewal is a church coming alive in Jesus, centering on four key elements of our identity as Lutherans; The Word; The Water; the Wheat and Wine; and our Witness. Throughout history, theologians have studied the great awakenings, revivals, and renewals seen in the church throughout the world. There are five underlying elements that are found at the center of each time of renewal. Whether in one church, in a region, or across the world – sociologists have observed that these five things are present in each revival: recovery of the Gospel, renewed individuals (discipleship), evangelism and outreach through relationship, the instituted means of grace in worship, and extraordinary prayer.
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. This month features the topic: “What does it mean to be the church in 2018, when it feels like there has been a cultural earthquake?”
Why undertake this topic? There are so many leaders that discuss their struggles sharing: “People don’t just come to church anymore, and I don’t know what to do.” We hear that Sunday mornings are no longer a “sacred” time, as so many teams or music competitions schedule mandatory time for students. We also hear leaders ask: “How do I get people to show up or to think that faith is important?”
Pastor Trina Petersen is hosting this month’s webinar. She is the founding pastor of A New Thing Christian Church, Lithonia, GA, a ministry entrusted to her by God, focused on the deliverance, healing and wholeness of His people, where she deals with this topic day in and day out. Pastor Trina was baptized as an infant, confirmed as a teenager and served as an adult in the Lutheran Church prior to becoming an ordained pastor in the NALC. Being Kingdom minded, Pastor Petersen serves in the position of pastor, operates with an apostolic anointing, and speaks in a prophetic voice as she helps the people of God heal from their pasts, live in the now, and walk in the power and authority given to them by God!
Join us Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 11:00 AM EST to discuss this critical topic. To register or for more information, please visit: The Academy – Culture Shock.