Getting Leadership Buy-In

Creating a Member Ministry System: Getting Leadership Buy-In In the church, before Luther’s time there was a very skewed view of how the church was to be done.  In the Catholic Church only the priests were allowed to read and explain the Word of God and to do the work...

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Stepping Out in Faith

What an amazing weekend!  Thirteen brothers and sisters in Christ from Trinity Lutheran Church in Crete, Illinois traveled to Liberty Hill, Texas to partner with and support the outreach efforts led by Pastor Stephen Apt and the people of Peace Lutheran Church. The PEOPLE and Why They ENGAGED Pastor Stephen...

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Words Matter: Membership or Partnership

Membership Most of our WELS congregations use the term members to describe the people have committed to being  connected with the church.  But what does  membership really mean?  How does the word “membership or partnership” impact people’s understanding of the need to serve in our churches? Consider other organization or...

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