Connected Marriage

Connected Marriage equips pastors and lay leaders to work with couples that need help to improve their relationship. We provide an interactive online course that teaches couples over 25 key concepts that have been proven to increase marriage satisfaction. As the couple goes through each online lesson, they answer survey questions. After each of the six lessons, the mentor receives a report with insight into the couple’s relationship. ... [...]

Moving Forward

We help churches move forward in staff transitions, crisis, tragedy and/or conflict.  We also assist churches that have a sense that a fresh vision from God is needed.  We use a variety of tools to help each congregation in its unique journey to move forward.  These include Prepare Enrich, Healthy Congregations and Myers Briggs and numerous other tools that are helpful depending on your situation.   We are available to ... [...]

On Bended Knee

On Bended Knee Ministry is about building strong marriages and relationships.  Pam Hulstrand is a trainer, consultant, pastoral counselor and group facilitator. She is a Prepare-Enrich Trainer and conducts Facilitator Workshops for Pastors to become certified in using the Prepare-Enrich Assessment.  She is available to churches to lead engaged and/or marriage seminars using the Prepare-Enrich Material. Pam has also helped churches ... [...]

MissionsLink

MissionsLink is new global mission networking tool created by LCMC mission partner ALWM & Bill Moberly. The global mission counterpart to Church Connect, MissionsLink is a searchable database of member congregations, mission agencies & individuals from across North America. MissionsLink provides a convenient way for LCMC members, congregations and partner mission organizations to SHARE THE RESOURCES YOU HAVE and FIND THE RESOURCES YOU ... [...]

Re-Missioned

Re-Missioned, a division of One Heart Ministries, is a non-profit, faith-based organization serving the church throughout the United States and Canada. Our vision and passion is to help churches navigate through times of growth and change in a healthy and revitalizing way. We are excited to help churches re-mission themselves by moving from a membership focus to a discipleship focus. [...]

CHURCHES CONNECT

Churches Connect is an online database which allows LCMC congregations to connect with one another for the purpose of asking questions, giving advice, sharing resources and collaborating on projects with one another.  Here’s how it works:  The leader/pastor/member of a congregation goes to our website and signs up for Churches Connect.  Some basic demographic and congregational information is entered into an ... [...]

Stevens Worldwide Van Lines

One of the companies that specialize in helping pastors move is Steven’s Worldwide.  For a free estimate and for more information, visit www.stevensworldwide.com/lcmc. [...]

Family Shield Ministries

Family Shield Ministries is a 501(c)3 non-profit Christian organization founded in 1994. It grew out of Kay Meyer’s work as a volunteer in evangelism and education at Ascension Lutheran Church in St. Louis from 1981-1994. The name is based on Eph. 6:16 that says, “Take up the shield of faith.”   The mission: to reach and equip people, through the power of the Gospel, to know Christ, grow in His Word; and to strengthen ... [...]

LCMC Resource Center

Has spring cleaning left your congregation with a surplus of books, musical instruments or equipment that you no longer need?  Are you part of a mission congregation and in search of items to help get started?  Look no further!  Our online Resource Center serves as a way for people in LCMC to connect with one another and share resources.   Here's how it works:Have an item that you'd like to sell, loan or give away to ... [...]

BlackberryBush

Why are our congregations in decline?The last thing we want to do is to oversimplify our answer to this question.Communication is ChangingThe truth is, just as with print media, the music industry, telephones, or other communications enterprises, much of how we do business in the church (also a communication enterprise) is changing forever.The Gospel never changes but the medium (scrolls, manuscripts, codices/books, proclama- tion, radio, TV, ... [...]

Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camps

Ingham Okoboji began as a training camp for Sunday School teachers in 1924.  It continues, through multiple ministries, to have a strong emphasis on knowing and understanding the scriptures, and developing a personal walk with God through faith in Jesus Christ.  Summer Family Campers attend from throughout the United States, and youth attend camp and RECHARGE retreats from multiple states, as well.  Counselors trained at camp ... [...]

LCMC Missions Forum

A Google-Group Venue for Sharing Experiences, Ideas, and NeedsSponsored by the Augustana District Board of World MissionsWe invite all people who are passionate about missions to join this discussion group. It gives us an opportunity to network together in several areas related to our mission to serve Christ.First, this discussion group will offer a gathering place where prayers can be requested and offered. While we each belong to our ... [...]

Lutherans for Life

The mission statement of Lutherans For Life is to “equip Lutherans to be Gospel-motivated voices for life.”  In keeping with that mission, Lutherans For Life produces and distributes Gospel-based information on ALL aspects of life including:  Abortion  Adoption  Bio-ethics (in vitro fertilization, cloning, stem cell research/transplant)  Christian Responsibility  Contraception  Creation  ... [...]

Royal Family KIDS

More than 3.5 million cases of child abuse, abandonment and neglect are reported every year.  408,425  children now live in foster care in the United States. 128,000 of these children are between the ages of 6 and 12. By the time an abused, abandoned or neglected child is rescued by Social Services and placed in the foster care system, the damage has already been done – damage that can last a lifetime.  Foster children ... [...]

Shepherd's Canyon Retreat

Since March, 2009, Shepherd’s Canyon Retreat has provided week-long counseling retreats for men and women in full-time ministry who are in the midst of burnout, stress, depression, conflicts of all kinds, and sometimes moral failure.  A retreat client can anticipate 30 hours of group, couple, and individual counseling.  Our retreats have been called “a year of counseling in a week”.   Each retreat is led by ... [...]

Livin' with Jesus Ministries

Have you ever come to a point in your life where you feel you should explore your available options? Livinʼ with Jesus Ministries A Ministry of Healing, Peace, Joy and Mutual Edification is available to you.Reconciliation, Conflict Resolution and Management, Pastoral Experience Companion/ Mentoring Program,  Congregation Background Checks and Assessments,  Congregation Leadership Ministry Encouragement."Pastor Garry’s ... [...]

Call Inc.

Call Inc. is a Christian non-profit teaching mission (not a business) dedicated to mobilizing ordinary people called by Jesus to incorporate His call into everyday life. Our hope is that all Christians of any age will live worthy of Jesus and His call. [...]

Dr. Eugene Grimm

Eugene Grimm LLC offers a wide variety of stewardship services to congregations and religious organizations. These include: Capital Programs
 Whether a congregation is seeking to build or add on to the present facility, or reduce debt, our capital appeal will help you at a very competitive fee. Annual Response Programs
 Dr. Eugene Grimm has led Herb Miller's New Consecration Sunday Stewardship program nearly 450 times and ... [...]

Metanoia Ministries

Metanoia Ministries is a non-profit, faith-based organization serving the evangelical church throughout the United States, Canada and Europe since 1994. Our mission is to restore spiritual vitality to the church through leadership transformation and conflict reconciliation. We have served more than 85 churches, offering comprehensive services and resources in: Church Consultations Leadership Interventions Church ... [...]

Church Doctor Ministries

Church Doctor Ministries is a non-profit ministry dedicated to helping Christians and churches become more effective for the Great Commission, to make disciples of all people. Our calling is helping churches through transformational change toward renewal and revitalization. The ministry also provides coaching, teaching, and consulting services designed to help the local church carry ministry within each unique ministry context.  ... [...]

Sola Publishing

Sola Publishing seeks to provide resources that reflect the integrity of the Scriptures as the Word of God, from the perspective of the historical Lutheran Confessions. The theological position that underlies the teaching materials produced by Sola Publishing is summarized in the statement called "The Common Confession". Sola Publishing P.O. Box 521 Maple Lake, MN 55358 General Editor: Rev. Steven E. King (612) 605-1565 Office Manager ... [...]

BY THE WORD

BY THE WORD contains news, announcements, information on upcoming events, articles from the LCMC community and more. The newsletter is published quarterly and printed copies are mailed to our member congregations. Current and past editions of the newsletter are available under the Community menu on our website, or by clicking here.  For questions regarding the newsletter, or to submit an article, please email Joy Minion at ... [...]

Seminary Debt Relief Fund

Seminarians who go on to serve within LCMC are able to apply for grants from the Seminary Debt Relief Fund for up to five years after the completion of graduation. The maximum amount available from this fund is $5,000 per year, however the amount varies each year based upon availability.   The SDRF application and guidelines are available under the Documents menu of our website, or by clicking here. Applications are due by ... [...]


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