Do Your Members Know How to Proclaim Jesus?

Barna Research provided this statistic in 2017. 51% of Christians don’t know what the Great Commission is. Do you think that statistic has changed in a positive way since then? Here’s some more interesting WELS statistics. As of 2019 (NOTE: this is pre-COVID) the WELS had 1,269 congregations. Less than...

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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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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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