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Lean into Not Away From

When I served the Lord in the parish, I noticed it every October that addressed financial stewardship. Now that I serve the Lord as...
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A Sacred Duty

  You have your Hindu coworker, your Mormon neighbor and your agnostic nephew. There is a new mosque in town, a Sikh gurudwara in...
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Recapturing the Mission

Many years ago I was privileged to serve on a committee with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) on funding the mission. (This committee preceded...
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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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Lean into Not Away From

When I served the Lord in the parish, I noticed it every October that addressed financial stewardship. Now that I serve the Lord as...

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A Sacred Duty

  You have your Hindu coworker, your Mormon neighbor and your agnostic nephew. There is a new mosque in town, a Sikh gurudwara in...

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Recapturing the Mission

Many years ago I was privileged to serve on a committee with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) on funding the mission. (This committee preceded...

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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...

Title-Image

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...