Jesus wants His church to have open doors, welcoming all people to worship. And people who are infirm, disabled or elderly long to be connected to the Body of Christ.
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Euthanasia, commonly known as assisted suicide, is the decision to intentionally cause the death of a person who is ill. Christians care for everyone and provide mercy throughout all of life including during illness and suffering.
At the LCMS there are many ways to make a lasting impact whether through prayer, acts of kindness, volunteering, or financial blessings.
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a specialized Christian education program that’s an opportunity for children, parents and volunteers to study God’s Word together and grow as disciples of Jesus.
Homebound congregational members are people who are not able to be physically present in the church sanctuary for worship services.
Outreach today calls for us to be innovative and creative. A congregation can determine outreach ideas that might be effective in their context.
There are many ways a congregation can plan outreach efforts. Whichever process is used, it should be clear, concise, and take the perspective of nonchurched people into consideration.
“Witness” and “Outreach” are two aspects of evangelism. “Witness” is what we do individually, and “Outreach” is our congregation’s collective effort.
The LCMS School Ministry office provides Lutheran educational ministries with resources to assist with the mission of sharing the Gospel in schools and their communities.
Homeschooling is another option for parents/guardians to consider for the education of their children, incorporating family values and religious education at home.
Resources are created annually to support educators who are working with students in early childhood through high school programs.
Resources are available for Lutheran school administrators serving in schools with programs for early childhood through high school students.
The LCMS values Christian education and believes that it must address the whole person in body, mind and spirit.
Children’s ministry targets children from birth to Confirmation or Junior High as they grow physically, emotionally and spiritually.
The following helpful resources assist in caring for the homeless in need in a way that gives dignity.
The key to understanding your personal stewardship in a Biblical manner is to understand where stewardship belongs within the Christian message: as one aspect of the doctrine of vocation.
These stewardship resources will help your congregation teach the Biblical message of stewardship as vocation in a godly and effective manner.
“Basic Witnessing” focuses on how to witness in a general sense using an approach to witnessing that can be used in a variety of settings.
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.