Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The WELS Challenge

WELS pastors take up the challenge of growing the church. Several heavy hitting WELS pastors took to the road to find out the latest trends going on under the protestant tent. At least one of the pastors in attendance sits on the presidium of a synodical district.

I hope that in a future issue of Forward in Christ (one of those in attendance is a contributing author to FIC) or maybe in the presidential newsletter we will hear a recap of this event and how we can follow in the footsteps of such great leaders as Rick Warren.

Session #5b: with Rick Warren:
The Challenge - You've heard the scriptures and been through the workshops. You've learned about the biblical principles of reproducing churches, vision, disciple making, community, missional movements. You've networked with people who share your passion for reaching people and showing them the way back to Jesus Christ. Now what? Rick Warren will help answer that question as he closes Exponential 2008 with a time of challenge and commitment.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

WELS Pastors attend Exponential Conference in Orlando

Several WELS pastors from across the country gathered together last week at an ecumenical conference (but they didn't pray with 'em).

These WELS pastors sat at the feet of nationally known Church Growth gurus including Rick Warren and Ed Stetzer.

People like to shout out that we won't let Leonard Sweet preach to us at WLC. Since the growth leaders can't come to WELS colleges the cutting edge pastors visit these national seminars.

If you want further details about the wonderful ideas presented at this conference contact a pastor at the local WELS congregation in Maitland, FL, or your own local church planting WELS pastor.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

WELS Church Growth Seminar

WELS pastors gathered recently in Orlando, FL to discuss methods needed to grow churches. The model church examples used at this Church planting seminar used examples like Gunn's rock and roll church in Arizona, Parlow's non-Lutheran worship styles in Green Bay, and the WELS tele-evangelist Mark Jeske.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Angry Lutherans

Check out this WE?S/?CMS blog:

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Discussion Board

An encouragement to continue to engage about issues of concern in the WELS at:

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Lutherans for Life

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