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END OF YEAR MISSION IDEAS

Dear Pastors and Mission Leaders,  Greetings in Christ.  How should a mission team end their fiscal calendar year?  Here are some ideas to consider during the month of December.  Many churches fiscal calendars operate on the calendar year.  In many cases this means...

Pornography Struggle: We Want to Keep You in Ministry

A major reason why pastors and church staff members who are struggling with pornography do not seek help is the fear of losing their job and livelihood. While there is, of course, an inherent tension between serving in ministry and stumbling with pornography, one of...

Living in the Middle of a Miracle

This month Elmwood Evangelical Free Church begins its ninety-fifth year.  We began as a Lutheran Free Church in the Scandinavian part of northeast Minneapolis.  In 1965 the congregation moved into a brand-new facility in the city of St. Anthony Village, one mile west...

A Sovereign God in Uncertain Times

Today I voted. I will not say for who or what, but I exercised my civic duty. In recent months this “duty” has morphed into an “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain” kind of attitude, a bit cynical, curmudgeonly (I just like the sound of that word!), and too much...