On May 13, 2017, Rev. Ryan Nilsen graduated with a D.Min. in Church and Parachurch Executive Leadership from Denver Seminary. Dr. Nilsen serves as pastor at Praise Christian Fellowship in Barkhamsted, Connecticut.
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The Board of LBS is pleased to announce that Dr. Daniel Berge, Ph.D. has accepted the call to serve on the faculty of LBS as Professor of New Testament. Please remember Dr. Berge and his wife Meghan in prayer as they make the transition from the ministry in Eugene to this role at LBS. Pray
On May 21, 2017, there were over 100 in attendance as Calvary Lutheran Church in Bergenfield, New Jersey honored Jerry and Colleen Boerner for their twenty-six years of ministry. Rev. Boerner retired from the pastorate in June. During his career he served congregations in Miles City, Montana; Williston, North Dakota; Maddock, North Dakota; and Bergenfield,
In March the Church of the Lutheran Brethren Council of Directors approved a plan to call Kay Asche as our next missionary to the women and children of an unreached people group in Chad. To learn more about the strategy visit: www.clba.org/sending-single-women God’s Call to Chad I first sensed God’s call to go to the unreached people in Chad while
Dear CLB Partner in Ministry, We come to the end of our fiscal year this weekend, and I am both grateful and hopeful for the mission of the Gospel which God has entrusted to us. I am grateful that God has deposited in us a rich gift in our theology of grace and the authority
On March 22-23, 2017, the Church of the Lutheran Brethren Council of Directors met at Living Word Community Church in Phoenix, Arizona in conjunction with the Pacific Region Biennial Convention. COD Minutes: www.clba.org/church-leadership
It was the winter of 2009. The ELCA denomination had made a historic, and unfortunate, shift toward the liberal cliff. This led to a perversion of the gospel and many churches began to take votes on whether or not to remain with a denomination that had clearly left both biblical and Lutheran roots. Our church
Some days are full of optimism; some days look hopeless. Although this could describe the ebb and flow of many ministries, it is especially true of “renewal” work. I was called in 2014 to Immanuel Lutheran of Eugene, Oregon as its “renewal” pastor. At that time our small congregation no longer had an elder board,
In 1994, a small group of believers in rural McAlisterville, Pennsylvania, concerned about the direction of the ELCA, began meeting together with the hope of forming a new congregation that believed in the inerrancy and authority of God’s Word. Ultimately, this led to our becoming a member congregation of the Church of the Lutheran Brethren
On February 26, 2017, Gregory Solberg was installed as associate pastor at Sidney LBC in Sidney, Montana. Regional Pastor Gary Witkop officiated the service.