The Power of Online Positivity

March 23, 2017 | Posted by Tom Eggebrecht

We’ve taken one of our church’s small groups online. It was such a busy crew that we decided to use the fantastic tool of Facebook Live to meet together every Thursday evening. Our leaders begin with a devotion, move into some commentary on the devotion, and then end with prayer requests and prayer. All the […]

 

A Small Tulsa Congregation Takes Big Step to ...

March 16, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

When Our Savior Lutheran Church decided to take a “big, big step” and build a preschool and child care center, the Tulsa, Oklahoma, congregation questioned participating in LCEF’s Laborers For Christ. “We had never used Laborers, so this was a new process for us to walk through,” said the Rev. Timothy Dreier, Our Savior’s pastor. […]

 

How to Achieve Your New Year’s Resoluti...

March 15, 2017 | Posted by Sarah Tonniges

Let’s be honest. Every year, you decide that this will be the year. The year that you actually fulfill that New Year’s Resolution. But here we are, not even three months into the new year, and already most of us have given up. But let’s remember. There was a reason that you made that resolution in […]

 

A Physical Spirituality

March 14, 2017 | Posted by Ken Chitwood

The other day over dinner a friend of mine turned to me and asked, “Why aren’t Lutherans more physical in our spirituality?” The conversation had turned to the tangible practices of Catholics, Pentecostals, and others that generally engage their body much more in the expression of their faith than Lutherans appear to. And then someone […]

 

What Is a Fixed Rate Loan?

March 10, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

Home ownership is like opening a new chapter in your life. A chapter where you put down roots, raise a family, invest in a community and even grow old together. Home ownership is a time when you settle into a place you can call home. Fortunately, home ownership is affordable for many families due to […]

 

Real Team Building

March 9, 2017 | Posted by Will Miller

I recently attended the Best Practices for Ministry conference in Phoenix, Arizona with six other members of my Executive Ministry Team. We aren’t a large church. We’re medium sized. But having seven of us in total easily made us one of the largest contingents from a single congregation at that conference. And I saw genuine […]