What Are Your Spiritual Gifts? Part 1

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. (1 Peter 4:10)   All believers are given spiritual gifts from God and they are part of what we are to do here on this earth.  Do you know what...

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Why Faith Unleashed?

People have asked, “Why did you decide to call your consulting business Faith Unleashed?” It may seem like an odd name to some, but for me it spoke directly to what I was trying to achieve.  I want to unleash the God-given potential of believers to serve inside and outside...

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7 Stumbling Blocks Keeping Christians from Serving

I’ve found there to be multiple reasons why some people aren’t serving with their church families.  Often it is because they don’t know how, where or why to serve. The church doesn’t have an intentional and consistent system to engage members in active ministry.  Most often they aren’t serving because...

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Love

Isn’t it amazing that even though we fall so terribly short, Jesus still chose to love us and gave his life for us!  Jesus connected with people on an individual basis.  Think of the woman at the well, Peter, Paul… Mary and Martha… Jesus met people where they were.  So...

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The Reluctant Servant

So often, congregational leaders struggle to fill positions and wonder why everyone doesn’t just do their part.  But unfortunately that isn’t easy for many of us.  Let’s look in Exodus at Moses, one of God’s first “large group leaders” of the children of Israel who truly was a reluctant servant....

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We Need More Members Serving

There’s that age old saying, “20 % of the people are doing 80% of the work.” “We need more people involved in serving!” Why aren’t more people serving?  It begins with relationships.  First, it requires pastors and church members to invest time in personally getting to know what makes each...

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I AM a church member

I am a church member.  In good Lutheran format, I ask, “What does this mean?” I ask this question because I don’t think if you polled your congregation, you would get the same answer from most people.  What does it mean to be a member at your church?  Are you...

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We are Created by Him & for Him

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Colossians 1:16 “For by him all things were created, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.” This is such a foreign concept to our world.  We were not created for our...

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