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Right People, Not Right Processes

I was just settling in on my JetBlue flight from New York to Houston as a flight attendant walked through the cabin greeting passengers....
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Declining Church Attendance?

Has your worship attendance plateaued or been in decline? If so, you are not alone. Frankly, it is hard to get reliable attendance statistics....
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Three Tips to Avoid the Lutheran Meat Grinder

Paul tells us in Philippians 4: “Rejoice in the Lord always!” Stick that in the Lutheran Meat Grinder and your sermon looks like this:...
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Are You Tracking Spiritual Growth?

It’s Thursday and that big question is swirling through your mind again, “Are we making an impact?” So you go to the numbers, but...
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Know Your Team

You’ve probably heard this before: “The three most important things in a marriage are communication, communication, communication.” As a newlywed myself, I can definitely...
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Strange Synonyms: Simplicity. Purity. Generosity.

As I studied this simple phrase, “the generosity of your contribution,” (2 Co 9:13) the Word began to illustrate the strangest of relationships; the...
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Making Meetings More Meaningful

Randy Raasch has served as pastor of First Immanuel Lutheran Church of Cedarburg, Wisconsin for more than 25 years. Here he shares with LCEF blog...
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It’s about Time!

How many times have you said “I don’t have time!” Time for _______ (you fill in the blank) or “If I only had more...
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The Power of a Positive Example

During my two years as a teacher/principal/youth director from 1964-66, God gave me a wonderful example of an outstanding educator in the principal of...
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Stewardship and Children

Let’s make one thing clear from the beginning: The goal of any stewardship activity for children or teens is not to raise money, but...
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Right People, Not Right Processes

I was just settling in on my JetBlue flight from New York to Houston as a flight attendant walked through the cabin greeting passengers....

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Declining Church Attendance?

Has your worship attendance plateaued or been in decline? If so, you are not alone. Frankly, it is hard to get reliable attendance statistics....

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Are You Tracking Spiritual Growth?

It’s Thursday and that big question is swirling through your mind again, “Are we making an impact?” So you go to the numbers, but...

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Know Your Team

You’ve probably heard this before: “The three most important things in a marriage are communication, communication, communication.” As a newlywed myself, I can definitely...

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Making Meetings More Meaningful

Randy Raasch has served as pastor of First Immanuel Lutheran Church of Cedarburg, Wisconsin for more than 25 years. Here he shares with LCEF blog...

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It’s about Time!

How many times have you said “I don’t have time!” Time for _______ (you fill in the blank) or “If I only had more...

Title-Image-Text

The Power of a Positive Example

During my two years as a teacher/principal/youth director from 1964-66, God gave me a wonderful example of an outstanding educator in the principal of...

Title-Image-Text

Stewardship and Children

Let’s make one thing clear from the beginning: The goal of any stewardship activity for children or teens is not to raise money, but...