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Adele Werner

Adele Werner

Hailing from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Adele Werner is a copywriter at Concordia Publishing House. Devoted to Jesus, she has a passion for serving others and sharing the Gospel. She is an alumna of the University of Michigan, where she served in multiple ministries. In her spare time, you can find her spending time with her husband and friends, reading, or watching movies.

Recent Posts

Evangelism Challenge: Social Media Edition

Posted by Adele Werner on March 25, 2020 at 11:42 AM

Within a couple of days, our lives have been upended. Events that were supposed to be coming up have been canceled, many of us are working from home for the first time, and even churches have suspended in-person gatherings. It may feel pretty bleak, but a side effect of all this chaos is that people are looking for hope.

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Social Media Evangelism
 

Your Life Is a Witness to Christ

Posted by Adele Werner on March 11, 2020 at 7:09 AM

It was the second day of tennis practice my junior year of high school. I was team captain and ready to begin the season. My coach pulled me aside about halfway through warm-ups and told me that we’d have new person joining. That this person’s family was new in our tiny town. Despite the fact that the new person had never played before, she wanted to try the team so she could make connections before the school year officially started in three weeks.

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Evangelism
 

A Partnership that Introduces the Gospel

Posted by Adele Werner on March 4, 2020 at 7:00 AM

Partnership (noun): the association of two or more people as partners. Partner (noun): a person or group that takes part with another or others in doing something. When the director of Children’s Collective reached out to HOPE LA Lutheran Church, a unique partnership began. A secular preschool and a Lutheran Church? In Los Angeles? That’s an odd combo. However, the team at HOPE LA was invited to come and teach a Bible study or read to the kids during the week. This relationship with Children’s Collective continues to grow. HOPE LA has been able to provide countless opportunities to introduce the Gospel to those who may not have heard it before. This partnership has been aided by generous donations to Concordia Gospel Outreach.

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Serving Local Community through a Little Library

Posted by Adele Werner on December 18, 2019 at 9:05 AM

You may remember that during the 2019 National Youth Gathering, participants from around the country helped us to pack twenty-six tons of Bibles, books, and other Christ-centered resources. These boxes were sent out to the 1,500 congregations that participated in NYG to encourage evangelism within their own communities.

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US and Canada Evangelism Community
 

Opportunities for Outreach through Service to Others

Posted by Adele Werner on December 4, 2019 at 7:00 AM

The church I attended while in college looked for ways to reach out and serve the community we lived in. Situated right on “Frat Row” in one of the most educated cities in the country, our church had a unique position to serve.

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Intergenerational Service Projects Evangelism
 

Spreading the Gospel through Different Talents on Mission in Belize

Posted by Adele Werner on November 20, 2019 at 11:08 AM

We all have different talents. We know this; we experience it daily. It’s an incredible thing to watch different people with different skills work towards a united goal. The Word speaks to this concept by saying: “If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as He chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, yet one body” (1 Cor 12:17–20). St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Barrington, Illinois, and their recent mission trip to Belize provide a great example of this message in action. Because of your gifts to Concordia Gospel Outreach, we were able to play a small role in God’s work in Belize.

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Mission Trip Evangelism
 

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