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Learning How to Invite

This is one of the greatest weeks to invite someone to join you at church. Jesus is very visible this time of year. Even...
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Embrace the Tension

There are many reasons I am a Lutheran. The greatest thing I treasure as a Lutheran is salvation by grace through faith in Jesus...
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Should Our Worship Go Digital?

Coffee in hand. Desk light illuminating on my desktop. Blanket tucked around me. Laptop open. Worshipping. Listening to a sermon. Sharing fellowship with fellow...
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Network Intelligence for the Church

I recently read an article entitled, “The Secret Tool You Need to Solve Any Problem.” In the article, Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, says that...
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Easter as “The Way” Out

Feeling trapped!? Of all the causes of anxiety, feeling trapped may be the most noxious. The Mayo Clinic identifies such things as perceived powerlessness,...
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Seven Easter Outreach Opportunities on Facebook

Easter is the biggest Sunday of the year for outreach. In the church world this means we pull all the stops. We do mass...
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Staff Salaries

My blog post on “What to pay your NEW Pastor” prompted a string of responses asking “What about the rest of the staff?” It’s...
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Intentional Communication Is Key

Randy Raasch has served as pastor of First Immanuel Lutheran Church of Cedarburg, Wisconsin for more than 26 years. Here he shares with LCEF blog...
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Three Lies Leaders Tell Themselves

In leadership, integrity is everything. If the people who follow you can’t trust you, then any chance at being an effective leader is shot....
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The Power of Confidentiality

There’s so much talk about Matthew 18. There’s so much talk for those of us formed by the words of Luther’s Small Catechism about...
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Learning How to Invite

This is one of the greatest weeks to invite someone to join you at church. Jesus is very visible this time of year. Even...

Title-Image-text-Recovered

Embrace the Tension

There are many reasons I am a Lutheran. The greatest thing I treasure as a Lutheran is salvation by grace through faith in Jesus...

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Should Our Worship Go Digital?

Coffee in hand. Desk light illuminating on my desktop. Blanket tucked around me. Laptop open. Worshipping. Listening to a sermon. Sharing fellowship with fellow...

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Network Intelligence for the Church

I recently read an article entitled, “The Secret Tool You Need to Solve Any Problem.” In the article, Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, says that...

Title-Image-text-Recovered

Easter as “The Way” Out

Feeling trapped!? Of all the causes of anxiety, feeling trapped may be the most noxious. The Mayo Clinic identifies such things as perceived powerlessness,...

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Staff Salaries

My blog post on “What to pay your NEW Pastor” prompted a string of responses asking “What about the rest of the staff?” It’s...

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Intentional Communication Is Key

Randy Raasch has served as pastor of First Immanuel Lutheran Church of Cedarburg, Wisconsin for more than 26 years. Here he shares with LCEF blog...

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Three Lies Leaders Tell Themselves

In leadership, integrity is everything. If the people who follow you can’t trust you, then any chance at being an effective leader is shot....

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The Power of Confidentiality

There’s so much talk about Matthew 18. There’s so much talk for those of us formed by the words of Luther’s Small Catechism about...