Tag: mission share

“For All the Saints and Stewards”- a stewardship sermon for All Saints Sunday

I had the privilege of being with the good people of American Lutheran Church in Adams, Nebraska this morning for All Saints Sunday, thanks to the invitation of friend and pastor Rev. Nathan Metzger. It was the congregation’s mission festival, and as part of that they invited me to preach, and had a potluck after

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Be Generous: Jesus’ prescription to the rich man

I had the privilege of being with the good people of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in York, Nebraska yesterday (Sunday October 14, 2018). I was invited by my friend and their Pastor Megan Clausen as well as the congregation’s stewardship team, to come and preach and help them kick off their stewardship campaign theme, “Be

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“The Kingdom of God breaks into our world, in part through stewards like us”

I had the privilege of being with the good people of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Falls City, Nebraska today (October 7, 2018). Thank you so much to Pastor Andrew Chavanak for the invitation to come and preach, and for the warm welcome I received by the whole congregation in a time of conversation

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“Being Salty and Offering a Cup of Cool Water”

I had the privilege of being with the good people of Immanuel “Stateline” and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Parish in Wymore, Nebraska today (Sunday September 30, 2018) for their Fall Festival. I was invited to preach on stewardship by Pastor Suzanne How, and help celebrate the dedication of the congregations’ Global Farm Challenge Gifts to

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We’re a People on the Go, who is Blessed to be a Blessing

I had the privilege to be with the good people of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Hickman, Nebraska this morning (Sunday September 16, 2018), preaching on stewardship and leading a learning time conversation after worship. Thank you to friend and Pastor Ron Drury for the invitation. What follows is the majority of the

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Feed the People: God’s abundance for the sake of our neighbors

It was my privilege to be with the good people of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hooper, Nebraska this morning (July 29, 2018), part of the Faith Ambassadors Parish. I was invited to preach on stewardship, as well as introduce the potential of the Narrative Budget, much like I did earlier in July at St. Paul’s

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Stewardship in the midst of congregational transitions

I have started receiving a number of questions about stewardship and leadership in congregations. I respond to these questions directly and individually, but given that some of them seem to come frequently and from different places, it seems that it might be worthwhile to share that wisdom on the blog. So with these questions in

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Building on the Foundations- The 2018 Nebraska Synod Assembly

Delegates from across the Nebraska Synod gathered in Kearney, Nebraska last week, Thursday May 31st-Saturday June 2, 2018. The assembly’s theme for worship, business, and plenary sessions was, “Building on the Foundations.” To this end, congregations from across the synod were invited to decorate small blocks of wood like bricks, that together made a cross

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‘What does this mean? And what might God be up to?’ – A stewardship sermon for Pentecost.

It was a joy to be with the good people of Salem Lutheran Church in Dakota City, Nebraska today to celebrate Pentecost Sunday. As part of my visit, talking about stewardship and engaging in conversations about big questions and dreams, I had the honor of being invited to preach by friend Pastor Sandra Braasch. What

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“The Time is Fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God has Come Near.”

I was privileged to be invited by friend and pastor Donna Fonner to be with the good people of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Plainview, Nebraska today. It was a joy to visit with the congregation, and I was honored to preach on stewardship and share some words of gratitude for the congregation’s partnership and

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