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Christmas Gift Ideas from Augsburg Fortress, sparkhouse & Fortress Press

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Recently, Susan Worst, one of the members of the Augsburg Fortress Board of Trustees, asked if we could put together a list of resources for children, youth and adults that would make good Christmas gifts.  She plans to share it at the congregation where she belongs.  What a great idea!  Of course, we were happy […]


If only….

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

If only members of my church understood the Biblical narrative…. If only the youth in my church engaged deeply in Bible study…. If only… It is so frustrating for those of us who love and follow Jesus and want our young friends and relatives to love and follow Jesus, too.  We read the dismal statistics […]

Resources for small churches

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

If you are in church work, you’ve probably seen enough depressing trend charts to last a lifetime!  I know I have.  Here is a chart from the Hartford Institute for Religion Research that shows that close to 60% of congregations have fewer than 100 members. But, I know from personal experience that just because […]

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