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C18 – Christmas for Kids One Day VBS

A simple way to accomplish multiple goals Christmas for Kids one-day Vacation Bible School (VBS) programs have become quite common among our WELS congregations, for multiple reasons. First, a Christmas for Kids VBS is very simple to operate.…

Ways to utilize To the Ends of the Earth

The fourth and final evangelism movie from WELS, titled To the Ends of the Earth, is complete. The video tells the story of the apostle Paul’s work in Philippi. There are literally dozens of ways to use it. We thought it might be good to summarize. Immediate…

C18 – Outreach and Evangelism: Corporate and Personal

What constitutes a healthy evangelism program? If a congregation has a decent percentage of their budget directed at outreach efforts, does that mean it is healthy? If a congregation does mass mailings inviting the community to church, is that…

C18 – Encouraging Evangelism With Children and Their Families

One Million: a Huge Number But the angel said to them, “I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” When they had seen him, they spread…

C18 – Children’s Christmas Service – Inreach and Outreach

The Healthy Tension On the one hand, Christmas Eve is hands down one of the best opportunities your congregation has to reach the lost, the unchurched, and the dischurched. Surveys have demonstrated that 80% of unchurched Americans say they…

C18 – Christmas Eve Outreach Materials

One of the goals of C18 is to share the gospel with one-million souls this holiday season. This will essentially take place as worship guests join you for your Christmas Eve service. How will you invite them to your service? Here are some…

To Voucher or Not to Voucher

That is a question many more WELS school leaders are asking themselves. Government-funded programs that give parents vouchers or tax credits for school tuition are on our national landscape for the foreseeable future. Accepting state funding…

MissionInsite – Know Your Audience

If you Google “know your audience,” you will find that the first returns are all about marketing. To sell a product, you need to know your audience. Yet we don’t “market” the gospel. We proclaim it. Moreover, we do so with the confidence…

Is the Decline of Scouting a Mission Opportunity for Us?

The Boy Scouts have been in the news a couple times in recent years. In 2013 it ended the ban on openly homosexual Scouts that had been in place from its formation in 1910.  In 2015 the Boy Scouts began accepting openly gay Scout leaders...