Brothers and sisters in Christ: Our church is in crisis. Our nation is in crisis. We are in desperate need of strong, well-trained leaders who are able to think theologically and fearlessly interpret the times in which we live. We need pastors who can proclaim the Word of God effectively and relevantly. This crisis of leadership is growing. Congregations are finding it increasingly difficult to find faithful well-trained pastors. Seminaries are finding it difficult to find faithful academically capable teacher/scholars who can prepare these pastors for ministry. This is not new. God’s church has been here before. The Holy Spirit has repeatedly responded to ‘such a time as this’ by creating
Thank you for coming by our table at the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC) Annual Gathering. It is always good to see old friends and wonderful to make new contacts. This year we were represented by President Bielfeldt who was accompanied by Susanne, Tim and Dale Ann Swenson and Leon Miles. Dennis learned there was keen interest in the upcoming PhD program and we received leads on students in 3 programs. Leon taught a class one afternoon with the student who attended and was invited out by alumni for dinner. We, of course, hosted a get together as we always do and about 25 people had a great time.