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LMSN’s Executive Director Receives Award for Outstanding Leadership
On Feb. 28, Don Sundene was awarded the Henry F. Wind Award for Outstanding Leadership in the field of Specialized Pastoral Ministry (SPM) by the LCMS Board of National Mission.
The Helping Hand of Prison Ministry
Prison ministry is a vital, important outreach in the LCMS. Because of this ministry, prisoners receive care, counseling, support, and meaningful materials. And for the families of prisoners, it provides
Mission Training Center Helps You Build a Better ‘Leadership Bench’
Best Practices in Ministry (BPM), a free conference hosted by Christ Church in Phoenix, was THE place to be this past February. Not only was the weather amazing — sunny
Episode 57: Mission Training Center (MTC): Building The Bench For Leadership On The West Coast
This is a recording of a presentation on MTC by Rev. Jonathan Priest, Director of Mission Training Center, at Best Practices for Ministry 2023, hosted by Christ Church, Phoenix. Mission
Get Ready to ‘Germinate’ with NOW Start Network
With a shovel turn of fertile earth (actually 10 or 12 shovels), a new homeless housing ministry sprouted at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Seattle, Washington at
Puget Sound Youth Gathering Brings Middle Schoolers Together
“In All Things” (Colossians 1:15-20) was the theme of the recent Middle School Youth Gathering for Puget Sound youth that was held March 11-12. The event was held at Lake
Dive Into Best Practices Conference Videos
The annual Best Practices in Ministry Conference was held last month at Christ Church Lutheran in Phoenix, Arizona. It was once again an event like no other — teams and
Episode 56: Equipping Leaders… Anywhere and Everywhere — A New Era Dawns for Mission Training Center
NOWLeading · Equipping Leaders… Anywhere and Everywhere — A New Era Dawns for Mission Training Center Jonathan and Dust share fun stories, a brief history of MTC, and look at
Episode 55: “Sent to Love, Love to Send!” Zabdi and Elizabeth Lopez on Marriage and Ministry
NOWLeading · “Sent to Love, Love to Send!” Zabdi and Elizabeth Lopez on Marriage and Ministry Pastor Zabdi Lopez grew up in Mexico. His wife Elizabeth grew up in the
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