Community development is a holistic approach to addressing needs. It allows for an asset-based approach to lift struggling communities out of their difficulties.
Strategic planning provides congregations with a process and tools for developing a realistic and executable Strategic Ministry Plan.
“Outreach” refers to the things we do to share the Gospel with the lost people in our community through the ministries of the congregation.
Inactive members are members who voluntarily stop attending worship. Engaging them is a spiritual concern because being away from Word and Sacrament is a great risk.
Revitalization addresses the needs of congregations that have plateaued or are in decline. Resources are available at little to no cost through re:Vitality.
The Body of Christ is best when it’s complete. Including people with disabilities is part of God’s plan, as we are all fearfully and wonderfully made in His image.
There are a lot of things to consider when starting a campus ministry from scratch, and these resources are designed to help.
Access the electronic version of a weekly series of worker wellness devotions that take a holistic approach to wellness.
CADDS is a survey-based self-assessment tool that relies on input from people within your congregation to evaluate your congregation’s well-being.
This Bible Study discusses the psychological ideas of “compassion fatigue” and “burnout” that can afflict church workers.
The parish nurse provides wholistic care for the person of any age; they are registered nurses who serve in the church setting.
This webinar equips pastors and lay leaders in caring for those struggling with addiction, recognizing that we are all beggars standing in God’s grace.
This devotion follows the memory of two saints each week through these next 40 days of Lent so that we may learn from their example of faith and good works.
Shutdowns have afforded many families time at home to study God’s Word. Here are tips on starting (and maintaining) the habit of doing family devotions.
Rates of domestic abuse are on the rise as a result of COVID lockdowns. How can the church respond in mercy to help those affected by this situation?
This Bible study explores the relationship between fear, love and faith in the Christian life and the comfort that Christ brings in the midst of fear.
This Bible study walks through what the church can and can’t do to help those who are suffering with depression in the midst of the pandemic.
It can be difficult to find the right words to say when providing spiritual care. Scripture passages, hymns, and prayers are a solid foundation.
This Bible Study explores what Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions tell us about anger at a time when there is so much anger in our world.
The Rev. Heath Curtis discusses action items to serve members and the community and how to show the value of the church’s mission in times of need.