A New Start For the New Year

January 5, 2018 | Posted by Art Scherer

Way back in 1994, Peter Drucker wrote a piece for the old Net Fax network on “Jumping the Sigmoid Curve.” Drucker pointed out that one of the most useful tools in understanding the natural life cycle of a product, an organization, a church or even a relationship is the sigmoid or S curve. The secret […]

 

The Hand of God… (Reflections of the Outgoi...

September 29, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

I am just a few short days from my departure as President/C.E.O. of the Lutheran Church Extension Fund where I have had the privilege to lead this important, vibrant ministry of the LCMS for the past eight years. As I reflect on my tenure, what comes to mind is how I have been blessed to […]

 

Ease Resistance With 3 Powerful Steps

September 20, 2017 | Posted by Jeff Meyer

“I hate missional. The term makes my skin crawl. Every time I hear it, I just want to run away. I’m so tired of it.” One of our lifeGroup leaders shared this at a recent leadership training session. A member of his group had apparently had enough of the training and encouragement to “be missional.” […]

 

How to Save a Little Money at Lunch Time (So ...

August 18, 2017 | Posted by Karina Rovey

We all get hungry at school. And unfortunately, at school, we do not have our kitchen cupboards at our disposal. So, anything to curb your hunger you have to bring from home. Or buy. I normally bring my food from home. Occasionally, I’ll end up buying a cafeteria lunch or purchasing a snack from the […]

 

Transparency and Forgiveness

August 14, 2017 | Posted by Ken Chitwood

It’s a slow creep. Maybe it starts with a simple deception, just keeping a simple offense secret. Then, it was the lust you kept locked behind closed doors and passwords. Then, it was the jealousy that boiled within you as you saw the success of your co-laborers. Suddenly, your life is a tangled mess of […]

 

One Simple Thing That Can Change Your Life (a...

August 2, 2017 | Posted by Karina Rovey

We are all searching for remedies to different issues in life. Whether it’s stress from school, problems at work or relationship troubles with family or friends, all of us struggle with a variety of dilemmas and how to face them. But how many of us have been swallowed by a whale? That’s a big problem, […]