LCMC Workshops to Continue in 2015

2015.  I am looking forward to a great year together.  Steve Lien will continue to offer workshops on call committee coaching, Dan Clites will continue to offer workshops on the development of new ministries, and I will continue to offer workshops for congregational leadership.  One of the things that we hope to be is a resource to our congregations.  Other models for staffing in church bodies looks to do the work ... [...]

Three Days of Prayer Poll Results

LCMC's Third Annual Three Days of Prayer is set to kick off on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.  Last month, we asked our congregations how they planned to organize the three days.  The Results: Learn More: To learn more about Three Days of Prayer, check out these links: Watch Video Three Days of Prayer Info Resources & Downloads Share Photos [...]

2014 Annual Gathering Videos Now Available

Videos of the speakers at our 14th Annual Gathering in Des Moines, IA are now available at our website.  Videos of individual speakers, as well as manuscripts from our keynote speakers, can be found in our Video Blog.  This includes: Keynote Speakers: Rev. Dr. Walter Sundberg, Rev. Margaret Manning & Rev. Dr. Mark Mattes Preachers (Opening & Closing Worship): Rev. Julie Smith & Rev. Randy Freund Bible Study ... [...]

Call Committee Coach Training to Continue in 2015

Pastor Steve Lien, our Coordinator for Pastoral Ministry, is currently accepting invitations to conduct his eight-hour workshop to train Call Committee Coaches, a new initiative to equip volunteers, lay and clergy, around the country to help resource and encourage congregational call committees if and when they seek additional support.  Steve has already conducted the workshop in Georgia, and has upcoming workshops in Medesto, ... [...]

Global Mission Brings Global Perspective to Hawley Lutheran Parishioners

This article was written by Jess Christiansen and published in the Oct. 20 edition of the Hawley Herald. June 2014 brought a unique opportunity of mission and ministry to twelve members of Hawley Lutheran Church in Hawley, Minnesota as they embarked on a spirit enriching mission trip to Nicaragua June 14th-25th 2014. Hawley Lutheran members attending the trip were: Pastor Jeff & Kris Teeples; Nate & Mark Haugen; Jon Hinrichs; ... [...]

Joy Lutheran Church Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

Joy Lutheran, an LCMC congregation in Billings, MT will celebrate its third anniversary at a Christmas Eve candlelight service. We currently rent space from the Billings Seventh-Day Adventist Church, a large facility which offered us a chapel setting, and encouraged us to “arrange it to our liking.” We began our ministry with the Inerrant Word of God and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Our Cross and Baptismal font were ... [...]

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