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Our Christmas Efforts: What Happened & What’s Next The goal of C18 When we began C18, we said our goal was “to reach” one-million souls prior to and on Christmas Eve. I realize “reach” is a nebulous term. That was intentional.…
Worship Guest Follow-up: A Vital Part of Outreach Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there were one-million guests at our WELS Christmas Eve services this year? Wouldn’t it be awful if we were not ready for them? One of the most important ways…
Imagine a 16-year-old WELS member. What are the chances that individual is still WELS when he’s 30? We have studied this multiple times in our church body’s history. My commission, Congregational Counseling, has churches who work with us…
Clockwork. That’s how I describe my family’s devotional life growing up. Six days a week. We attended church on the “off” day. The devotion setting: The round wooden kitchen table brought the family together for every breakfast…
Christmas is more than celebrating Jesus’ birthday. For centuries, Christians have realized that the Savior’s birth in Bethlehem deserves a response of praise. As a result, when we think of Christmas, we are moved to song and gift giving. Think…
We believe and therefore speak. It is written: “I believed; therefore, I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak (2 Corinthians 4:13). Beyond being theological truth, what St. Paul shares…
This week we share some C18 worship planning details. Advent worship plan Last summer a worship plan for the Sundays of Advent was posted for the sake of those who do longer range worship planning – and as an encouragement to others…
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.…
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…