Involve More People in Ministry in 2018

Getting people involved in ministry at your church can seem like pulling teeth.  There are so many things vying for people’s attention these days.  And yet, you continue to try. So what are you trying? Are you begging for volunteers? “PLEASE HELP”. Threatening? “If we don’t get anyone to help...

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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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Empowering Members for Ministry

Every member in your church has gifts and talents God has given them to use as part of your congregation. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do...

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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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