It’s human nature to beat ourselves up when a church building and its ministry come to an end. But closing may be the most faithful choice the people can make when attendance is dwindling and budgets are shrinking.
“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” [Mark 1:15] I just spent a week in Detroit with 30,000 of the most energetic young people I have ever known. This was the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) national Youth Gathering, held every threeContinue reading “BUILDING BRIDGES, BRINGING HOPE”
In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory. [Ephesians 1:11-12] On a chilly evening InContinue reading “SETTING OUR HOPE ON CHRIST”