Praising God for His love and faithfulness in our California churches. This past weekend (November 7-8), Regional Pastor Phil & Wendy Heiser were able to visit with all four of our California pastors. On Saturday, they were able to visit with Joshua Amberson (photo upper-right) and hear his passion about leading our Fontana church in
On October 8 and 9, 2015, the Council of Directors of the Church of the Lutheran Brethren met in Fergus Falls, MN, to discuss the vision and mission of the CLB.
Girl being too short for attraction A common question among Christians is, “How can we accept God?” But the better question, the deeper question, is, “How can God accept me?” God answers that himself in Mark 10:14-16. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of
Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Brethren Church hosted the 2015 WMCLB Event on Saturday, July 11, in Minot, North Dakota. Chairwoman Rachel Patterson emceed the event. Our theme verse, “The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation” (Isaiah 12:2b, NIV 1984), provided the snapshot presenters with their discussion topics. Strength:
This feels like a school!” That was the reaction of a Lutheran Brethren Seminary board member when touring the new seminary building in March. It was still under construction then. He should see it now. The Lord has gifted the seminary with an amazing space. It’s not that we were desperate for a new building.
There is a fair amount of conversation today about the need for the local church to think of its ministry in much the same way that overseas missionaries think about theirs. Voices in mission today frequently refer to North America as the largest mission field in the western hemisphere. It is a little-known fact that
On August 31, 2015 Lutheran Brethren Seminary opened the 2015-16 academic year by dedicating their new facility to the glory of God in preparing servants of Christ for a life of ministry in His mission. CLB President Paul Larson addressed the seminary students and the crowd of nearly 150 with a message of dependence on
The 2015-16 seminary year began with an intensive taught by Professor Brad Pribbenow. The course introduced students to a theology and practice of worship and included guidelines for Christian worship in the Lutheran Church. The fourteen students in attendance were privileged to be the first class in our new Seminary building.
“You can’t read the Great Commission without concluding that we serve a SENDING God who intends for us to be a GOING people. This means we’re never to be satisfied with where we’ve already gone or what we’ve already built. Rather, in submission to his call we step out to new locations and plant and
As I sit down to write this article (aided by my third cup of coffee; sorry for the jitters), I am surrounded by comfort: The comfort of a parsonage that looks great and is plenty spacious. The comfort of a Staten Island neighborhood that is safe, clean and fun for my kids to run around
Two primary components of the Regional Pastor mission stand out in my mind. The first reminds me of an insurance company’s branding campaign some years back that explained its deflecting nature; it called itself, “the Quiet Company.” The first priority given our Regional Pastors as their ministry began in its formative stages five years ago
“Surely he had picked the wrong person,” I thought to myself. The year was 1999 and I had been chosen the month prior to lead a team of desktop computer support professionals at Safeco Insurance. As a 29-year-old first-time manager, I felt overwhelmed by my responsibilities and the needs of those under my leadership. I