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New Beginnings and Open Arms

Posted by Adele Werner on November 6, 2019 at 8:29 AM

Back in March of this year, we posted about our partnership with Christ Community Lutheran Church Leesburg and their child development center, Leesburg Open Arms (LOA). In this partnership, Concordia Gospel Outreach donated Bibles to LOA. These Bibles greatly blessed the children and teachers there, so when Pastor Garet Ellis reached out to us with an update on how the Word of God is moving through this congregation, we knew we had to share what your generous donations made possible.

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Children’s Ministry
 

Trusting the Holy Spirit when Sharing Your Faith

Posted by Adele Werner on October 16, 2019 at 6:20 AM

I was extremely upset. I had been redirected home from a summer job after my first year of college. I was upset that I had not been able to do what I had set out to do—it was a job I had been praying about for months and months. I was angry and questioning why God would do this. Why would He make me prep for months, bring me out there for a week, only to send me back? For weeks, these questions covered my thoughts as I worked tirelessly at the summer job I’d had since mid-high school. I worked as much as I could, babysitting on the side to try and make up for the lost time on the job.

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Learning to Share the Faith through Guided Discussion

Posted by Adele Werner on October 2, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Back in February of this year, a study done by Barna research showed some very alarming numbers. One of the most concerning bits of data was that almost 50 percent of practicing Christians in the millennial generation agreed that it is wrong to share your faith with someone in hopes that they will someday share the same faith. In other words, they believe it is morally wrong to evangelize.

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Evangelism
 

Focused on Christ: Planning for Praise during Mission Trips

Posted by Adele Werner on September 18, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Planning a mission trip is a lot of work. I am not super experienced in this realm; I don’t have years and years of experience. But I have planned and led two mission trips for the church I went to in college (shout-out to the University Lutheran Chapel in Ann Arbor, MI—much love). The first trip I was a part of planning was to Houston, TX, in 2018 after Hurricane Harvey. We were part of the wonderful disaster response efforts with Heart for Texas, an LCMS-affiliated organization.

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Worship Planning Mission Trip
 

Sharing God's Mighty Word through the 2019 National Youth Gathering

Posted by Ken Ohlemeyer on September 4, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Imagine asking 22,000 youth to take roughly twenty to thirty minutes, or even more, out of their busy National Youth Gathering schedule—a trip they’ve planned for and anticipated for years—to pack boxes with forty pounds of books each. And not one box but many. And more. And more and more. And then to stack those boxes on pallets so they can be sent to complete strangers throughout the United States. Easy, right? They’d jump at the opportunity, wouldn’t they? Well, they would—and they did!

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Evangelism
 

Pictures Are Worth One Thousand Words and Open Up a Life with God

Posted by Megan Pellock on August 14, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Children are a gift. Their innocence and imagination make life much more fun. Children are also impressionable, so it is important to introduce them to God and all the wonderful things He does early on.

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Children's Outreach Africa Preschool
 

Spreading the Good News at VBS in Alaska

Posted by Megan Pellock on August 8, 2019 at 11:02 AM

Vacation Bible School is always an exciting time for kids as they gather together for a week of worship, God’s Word, and homemade snacks.

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Children's Outreach VBS
 

Bible Verses to Help with Anxiety

Posted by Megan Pellock on July 31, 2019 at 5:05 AM

Life is full of uncertainty. “Will I get the job?” “Will I get an A on the test I studied so hard for?” There are endless “What if?” and “Will I?” questions we face daily, and with such uncertainty comes fear and worry.

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Lutheran Bible Verses Anxiety
 

Social Media Evangelism

Posted by Megan Pellock on July 18, 2019 at 7:38 AM

Everyone is on social media nowadays. As with anything, social media has its pros and cons. It can bring out the worst in peopleunfiltered language from users can lead to hurt feelings, arguments, and in extreme cases, cyberbullying. However, the medium isn’t all bad. We can spread love and light through the dark parts of social media too.

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Social Media Digital Evangelism
 

Service Projects for the Youngest Children

Posted by Megan Pellock on July 10, 2019 at 7:00 AM

There is no age requirement when it comes to volunteering. Get kids involved early! Stress that you are not only helping your community, but you are also serving God.

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Toddlers Early Childhood Early Elementary Late Elementary Service Projects