Relationships

Relationships Aren’t Something – They’re Everything

In the beginning God introduced himself as a God in and of relationships. The singular unity of one God is held in mysterious tension...
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Four Guidelines to Help Creative Teams Stay Focused

What fears, concerns or challenges keep you from including other people in your planning process? I posted this question on social media recently. Here’s...
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Money Counters

It’s a difficult subject to address with congregations, but as one whose ministry was for many years at the District or judicatory level, I...
Invite

Invitation Made Simple

What do the following have in common? …discovering a fresh insight…working to build a community garden in a food desert…running…partnering with community service groups...
Kindness

What Happened to Kindness?

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

You may have heard of author, Donald Miller. His breakthrough book was Blue Like Jazz. More recently he wrote a book called A Million...
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Why They Aren’t Giving

Recently someone said to me, “Why don’t you write a blog on why people aren’t giving?” This suggests that people aren’t giving. I’m not...
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When Enjoying People Trumps the Duty to Serve

My wife, Amy and I were on our way to a fierce conversation and had an awakening of sorts. It was a conversation neither...
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When a Child Dies

One of the most difficult things to face not only for parents, but in the life of a congregation and the ministry of a...
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How Wise Leaders Respond to Major Issues

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven….a time to keep silence and a time to speak.” Ecclesiastes...
Relationships
Collaboration-with-Others
Money-Counters

Money Counters

It’s a difficult subject to address with congregations, but as one whose ministry was for many years at the District or judicatory level, I...

Invite

Invitation Made Simple

What do the following have in common? …discovering a fresh insight…working to build a community garden in a food desert…running…partnering with community service groups...

Kindness

What Happened to Kindness?

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

How-to-tell-Your-Story-

Telling Your Story

You may have heard of author, Donald Miller. His breakthrough book was Blue Like Jazz. More recently he wrote a book called A Million...

WhyThey-ArentGiving-HIGHQ

Why They Aren’t Giving

Recently someone said to me, “Why don’t you write a blog on why people aren’t giving?” This suggests that people aren’t giving. I’m not...

Vocation-J
death-of-a-child-title

When a Child Dies

One of the most difficult things to face not only for parents, but in the life of a congregation and the ministry of a...

Speak-Title