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All baptized Christians need to be equipped to tell the story of Jesus and invite others into Jesus' way of life and love in words secular neighbors can recognize.

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Innovative Leader Profile: Heather Evans

A pastor reaching beyond the walls of the church
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Your church website was once a billboard. It is now your sanctuary.

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The purpose of the church website has shifted. ...
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Unexpected Offering: Stories in Times of Trial

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Be inspired by how communities are connecting in new ways ...
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Pray at the Laundromat

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Make meaningful connections in your community by showing up at the laundromat in a surprising way. ...
Philip, Ethiopian Eunuch, You and Me (Part Two)

Philip, Ethiopian Eunuch, You and Me (Part Two)

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Read part two of Rev. Dr. Stephanie Spellers inspirational, insightful, and winding journey of faith ...
Philip, Ethiopian Eunuch, You and Me (Part One)

Philip, Ethiopian Eunuch, You and Me (Part One)

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For the Ethiopian eunuch, the Holy Spirit sent Philip. For Reverend Canon Dr. Stephanie Spellers, it was Lutherans. Learn more about her inspiring journey to Christianity ...
How to Create a Neighborhood Prayer Station

How to Create a Neighborhood Prayer Station

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Try creating a neighborhood prayer station as a simple and effective way of connecting with your community ...
Why Jesus?

Why Jesus?

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Share stories of faith and listen deeply to others ...
When Enough is Enough

When Enough is Enough

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No greater theme has led stewardship talk in the past generation than ...
Review: “Holy Currencies: 6 Blessings for Sustainable Missional Ministries”

Review: “Holy Currencies: 6 Blessings for Sustainable Missional Ministries”

This week, Alex Benson reviews a helpful stewardship book that works to ...
Stewardship for the Scattering

Stewardship for the Scattering

It’s always fun to describe my job to people who have no ...
Stewardship vs. Funding the Church -- Part I

Stewardship vs. Funding the Church — Part I

In my course, “Starting New Missional Ministries” students have an assignment in ...
Subversive Generosity

Subversive Generosity

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I recently came across a stewardship angle totally new to me. That’s ...
Why Give? Because Jesus Gave Us Work To Do

Why Give? Because Jesus Gave Us Work To Do

A church that throws parties, enters floats in parades, and shows up ...
Lent, Youth, and Opportunity

Lent, Youth, and Opportunity

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A blog post by Timothy Siburg Image Credit: Lent by Stephen Cuyos ...
Curious

Curiosity

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A blog post by Kate Reuer Welton "I would like to beg ...
Missional Lab: Roadblocks that Wreck the Church (Part 2)

Missional Lab: Roadblocks that Wreck the Church (Part 2)

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By Josh Linman “Becoming missional will save the church.” Whether we want ...

Missional Lab: Roadblocks that Wreck the Church (Part 1)

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By Josh Linman “Becoming missional will save the church.” Whether we want ...
A Social Faith: Millennials and Bingo Night

A Social Faith: Millennials and Bingo Night

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Courtney Young is a graduate of Luther Seminary - M.Div. with an ...
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Living into the Kingdom

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A blog post by Megan Clapp There’s been a lot of “talk” ...
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An Evangelism Experiment – Popup Dinner, Anyone?

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Courtney Young is a graduate of Luther Seminary - M.Div. with an ...

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