Friday, October 26, 2007

Website Update for Messiah Lutheran Church - La Crescent, MN

Messiah Lutheran Church - La Crescent, MN

I spent part of today streamlining the church website. Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Know Your Enemy

I recently returned from a conference on how to minister to Muslims and help them understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a loving way.

While at the conference, we went through the teachings of Islam. It is not a peaceful religion as some would say it is. Then today, I received the article linked below. In many ways it echoed the conference.

Article

God be with us as we love our enemy!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Call...

Well, it's happened. I've received a call to another congregation in our synod. St. Peter's Lutheran Church - Lebanon, WI has extended a call to me to be their pastor. I'm right in the middle of the deliberations.

Here's what I need to discern:

  1. Am I still needed where I am?
  2. Would it be beneficial for my present congregation if I stay?
  3. Would it be beneficial for my present congregation if I leave?
  4. Is the Lord challenging me to use my gifts in a different part of His Kingdom at this time?
  5. Is the Lord challenging me to develop another gift which I have in a different part of His Kingdom?
Tough questions! May God's will be done!