Changing Cleveland for Christ

August 17, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, Cleveland, Ohio, possesses one of the top five best symphony orchestras in the world; is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; houses one of the greatest collections of Asian art outside of Asia at the Cleveland Museum of Art; and claims the single largest theater […]


3 Reasons Why a Church Should Study the Needs...

August 15, 2018 | Posted by Paige Cissell

There are so many differences in this world, and our lives are changing constantly. Some people are faced with hardships and challenges, while others are experiencing successes and smooth-sailing. At some point, we all have gotten lost in the mix of our everyday lives. There is at least one common thread, though: no one person […]


Minnesota Church Plant Grows at an Incredible...

August 10, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

For as long as he could remember, Rev. Paul Lauer had a strong indication they should plant a church in St. Peter, Minn. Our Savior Lutheran Church, Mankato, where Lauer is senior pastor, was involved in the launch of several local ministries. Mankato and the surrounding community enjoyed the benefits, boasting over 6,000 Lutheran Church-Missouri […]


How a Demographic Study Could Help Your Churc...

August 8, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Even before the May 1, 2017 groundbreaking, Lord of Life Lutheran Church had a waiting list for the congregation’s new Early Childhood Center in Elkhorn, Nebraska. Lord of Life could see families building homes and elementary schools under construction. But they were unsure how best to connect with these new people and share the Gospel. Through […]


What Is an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM)?

August 1, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

You might be surprised to discover that before the Great Depression only four in ten people owned their home. The rest rented–for good reason. Most mortgages during this time limited loans to 50% of the home’s value. In addition, these loans ranged from three to five years in length, then ended with a balloon payment (which […]


What Is a Congregation Loan?

July 25, 2018 | Posted by Paige Cissell

When European immigrants came to America searching for religious freedom, they needed to find spaces where they could practice and teach their faith. They also needed to determine how to finance the development of church and school facilities. The solution was to establish an internal financing program in which members of the church would directly […]