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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Who Are Your Twelve?

Jesus chose twelve disciples. Why? I think the first answer that comes to mind is so the Gospel message would continue to be shared.  And that’s a perfectly good answer but I think it goes deeper than that. I think He personally invested in individuals. He modeled that for us....

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Sabotaging Member Involvement

Are you or your people sabotaging your efforts to involve more people in ministry? Often congregations struggle with getting people involved.  Certain behavior or attitudes may have invaded the culture of your congregation. Today, let’s address three people issues that can possibly be sabotaging your efforts. Negativity- Often we approach...

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