Greetings to all and I trust a happy Thanksgiving Day was enjoyed with your family and friends. We had our two sons and their families here this year. It was great to be together again for a family dinner, albeit without our daughter who has recently moved to TX.
Here is the update for the month of Nov.
- A new three session CMS Bible study on Evangelism, Outreach and Affirmation was finalized and used for a presentation in November/December. This study uses PowerPoint and has been posted on the Bible Study and More Page at http://churchmatterssolutions.org/bible-studies-on-the-books-of-the-bible/. This study can take at least two Sundays per session, and can be extended to dig deeper in several areas if the presenter so desires. The final two weeks are a workshop designed to strengthen your congregations understanding in preparing and organizing to be ready for welcoming visitors and transfers joyfully and with purpose. This study is not intended to supplant the Synod’s Every One His Witness program, but rather a preparation for it. This CMS study in primarily focused on “In Reach” first before the congregation starts on its “Out Reach” efforts. It is available by ordering the CD at a cost of $10.00, plus $3.00 for shipping.
- Work is nearly complete on a two lesson study on Adiaphora. It is very important to view church practices in the proper perspective as they relate to our Lutheran Confessions and historical practice. Production will be completed in the next week or two and then the lessons will be presented at my home church with the pastor leading the presentation. This study will be posted in early January and can be downloaded for free.