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Archive for August, 2008

AF Factoids for Teaching Theologians and Sr. Pastors

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Last week, I attended the ELCA teaching theologians and Senior Pastors of large ELCA congregations gathering held at Central Lutheran Church a few blocks away from our Minneapolis office. I was given two minutes to bring a greeting to them. Since a standard “it’s nice to be with you” greeting seemed pretty boring to me, […]

Prayer Support

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Until this morning, I didn’t know anything about St. James Lutheran Church in Belle Fourche, SD. And, to be honest, I don’t know a lot even now. But, here is what I do know from the ELCA trends report: They have an average of 134 people in worship each week. In 2007, they added 28 […]

Com Con

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Com Con sounds like a utility company, doesn’t it? But, it’s the ELCA Communicators’ Conference happening today and tomorrow in Chicago. I am here to speak on the topic of “Servant Marketing.” Last night, Pastor Peter Marty set the stage beautifully with his sermon in the opening worship. I especially loved his quotation from Frederick […]



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