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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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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

Bible Verses about Trust

Posted by Megan Pellock on June 28, 2019 at 11:32 AM

Trust is earned. When it is broken, it is hard to get back. 

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Lutheran Bible Verses Trust

Bible Verses That Bring Hope

Posted by Hannah Osborne on April 24, 2019 at 9:21 AM

I don’t like reading the news. Too many bad things happen.

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Lasting Damage, Everlasting Hope in Nebraska Flooding

Posted by Hannah Osborne on April 17, 2019 at 8:51 AM

Just a few weeks ago, stories of Nebraska flooded headlines around the United States. The combination of melting snow, heavy rain, and flat farmland resulted in catastrophic flooding across hundreds of miles of the state.

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