The Truth About Stewardship

September 20, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Steward. What comes to mind when you hear that word? Do you think of someone who looks after passengers on a ship? Someone in charge of dining operations at a hotel restaurant? A nurse? A shepherd? All these ideas are partially correct. They refer to a person who actively manages affairs and looks after people. […]

 

Announcing LCEF’s Photo Contest Winners...

September 17, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) has many historical and beautiful churches from the East Coast to the West Coast. To celebrate this treasure of our Synod, a few weeks ago we launched a photo contest to help us capture their timeless and awe-inspiring architecture. We are pleased to announce the winners. Drum roll, please … Honorable Mentions […]

 

Building Up the Body of Christ: Book Review

September 14, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

“To build up the Body of Christ most effectively, church leaders need to know what things have the power to tear them down and where Satan may be able to exploit them.” –Dr. Bruce M. Hartung It’s not easy being a church leader. The devil, the world and our sinful flesh have doubled down on […]

 

LCEF Investor Profile: Nate Hausch

September 7, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Orange, Calif., a suburb south of Los Angeles, couldn’t be spiritually further from Hamburg, Mich., where Rev. Nate Hausch grew up.  It’s a culture comfortable with its skepticism and non-belief. Nonetheless, Hausch, associate pastor of mission, outreach and evangelism at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Orange, Calif., is up for the challenge. In fact, he’s very deliberate about […]

 

By Grace Through Faith for Service: A Capital...

September 4, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

The last 40 years have been good to Resurrection Lutheran Church, Cary, N.C. What started as a mission plant wedged into rented space has grown into a bustling congregation of 1,500 baptized members. And the place is busy seven days a week.  On Sundays there are four services in three different styles. Throughout the school […]

 

The Highs and Lows of Life as a Parish Music ...

August 31, 2018 | Posted by Jeni Miller

You know them as the faithful musicians, cantors, organists and music directors who work together with the pastor to illuminate God’s Word through music in the Divine Service. They’re the backbone of the local parish. ever wonder what might take place in a typical day in the life of a rostered LCMS music director? Us, […]