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The Theology of the Local Congregation: A Primer for Church Planters

The Theology of the Local Congregation: A Primer for Church Planters   I have been asked to contribute a series of articles focusing on the theology of the local congregation. These articles will be written through the lens of Georg Sverdrup, a 19th century...

Lessons Learned in a Church Plant

Lessons Learned in a Church Plant "Pastor Elden Nelson served as a previous AFLC Home Missions Director for many years. That time was a unique time of growth in the AFLC as Lutheranism was shifting dramatically across the United States. In this time of opportunity,...

Lessons Learned in Rural Church Ministry

Lessons Learned in Rural Church Ministry   Near the beginning of his classic biography on Martin Luther (Here I Stand), Roland H. Bainton writes something you may not know about Luther. He writes, Returning from Rome, Luther came under new influences due to a...

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Making Room for People

Making Room for People

Making Room for People The highs and lows of making new friends isn’t just a rite of passage we associate with childhood or the tumultuous waves of middle school. I’ve found that each new life stage brings with it a surprising “aha” moment that building new...

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