“Your strong love for each other will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John 13:35 Living Bible (TLB)

“Our relationship with each other is the criterion that the world uses to judge whether our message is truthful—Christian community is the final apologetic.” Francis Schaeffer

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Summer Bible Study

We will be starting a “Sack Lunch Summer Bible Study” on June 15th at 11am in the choir conference room.  We will study “Essential Bible Stories” from The Lutheran Handbook. Books will be provided. Nursery attendants will also be available for children of all ages. Please bring a sack lunch for yourself and your children.

 


lcmcSave the Date for Weekend at Grace!!!

Friday, June 3rd– Sunday, June 5th

The entire congregation is invited to the Congregational Workshop on Saturday, June 4 from 10 AM to 4 PM led by Pastor Mark Vander Tuig. Lunch and snacks are provided – we need a count so please sign up in the narthex!
-Congregational Meeting on Sunday, June 5 at 4 PM followed by dinner at 5 PM – again we need a count please sign up in the narthex!

Reverend Vander Tuig will be visiting Grace Lutheran Church to work with the church council, teach a congregational workshop, as well as preach at Sunday services. We will also be holding a congregational dinner during the weekend. Attendance is strongly encouraged.

Congregational Workshop

A “congregational workshop” is designed and offered to help as many of our members of local churches to make the paradigm shift from membership to discipleship. This is a process and may take a generation to complete. So this workshop is only a beginning.

This is not an easy transition, but will be necessary for us to become effective again in reaching people who do not know Jesus.  Therefore the invitation to offer this in your church requires a vote of the church council and the support of both the chair of the council and the pastor of the congregation.

In this workshop I will present some Biblical concepts that will hopefully challenge, inspire and encourage our people to remember who we are as the Body of Christ and to whom we belong:  Jesus.

This workshop is not designed as a church assessment that offers an in-depth evaluation of the effectiveness of the congregation or of it’s staff and pastor/s. It is not a conflict resolution process that would seek to discover dysfunction, hurt and misunderstandings and then work toward health and reconciliation.

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Agenda for Friday Evening

Friday evening

7 pm: Meet with leadership of the congregation: pastor and church council

Agenda: Review church council assessment

 

Agenda for Saturday

Saturday

10 am              Welcome and opening prayer

10:15 am         Session I – The Purpose of the Church (to love and to go)

Break

11:30 am         Session II – Leadership Development (pray, nominate)

Break for lunch (12:15 to 12:45)

1:00 pm         Session III – You Have Been Drafted into the work of ministry (each one is called)

Break

2:15 pm         Session IV – Dealing With Conflict in Love (honoring the 8th Commandment)

Break

3:30 pm          Session V – The Next Step: Vision and Mission for the church

 

Congregational Meeting

Sunday

There will be a Congregational Meeting on Sunday, June 5th at 4pm followed by dinner at 5pm — again we need a count please sign up in the narthex!

 


Introduction to the LCMC

What are Church Council Workshops?

The 2016 Global Leadership Summit

gls2016The summit is a two-day event telecast LIVE in HD from Willow’s campus and will be viewed  August 11-12 at Crossroads Church. You are invited to join an expected 305,000 people committed to getting better as leaders in 2016. This is a great event for people in all leadership issues. If you would like more information please see the church office.

Interview with John Allen: Global War on Christianity, ‘200 million Daily at Risk’ of Assault, Torture, Death

Kirsten Evans: Christians Must ‘Raise Their Voices’ Against Genocide In Middle East

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