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Recent Issues

April 2016
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  • Bishop Bradosky’s Easter Message
  • “Why do you seek the living among the dead?” – Message from Bishop Bradosky
  • Church leaders meet.
  • Canadian Rockies Theological Conference
  • ‘Holy God, Holy Lives’ is theme for 2016 NALC Convocation
  • Nominations needed for NALC positions
  • Braaten-Benne Lectures to focus on Person of Christ
  • A home visit in rural China
  • Haitian pastors are making disciples with support of NALC congregation
  • Engaging the Aging – NALC Aging Network: Equipping congregations for ministry with older adults
  • How NALC congregations can help when disaster strikes
  • Faith Webbing update
  • “Preach the Word in season and out of season and preach only the Word of God.” – Ministry Matters by Pastor David Wendel

March 2016
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  • Pastor Didi Panzo begins work in Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Nominations open for Executive Council, Court of Adjudication, and NALS Board of Regents
  • Congregations ratify amendments
  • Annual Reports from congregations
  • Speakers announced for Braaten-Benne Lectures in Theology
  • ‘Holy God, Holy Lives’ is theme for 2016 NALC Convocation
  • Youth Encounter ending its ministry
  • Rod Dreher and Peter Leithart to speak at Canadian Rockies Theological Conference
  • “How Easy It Is to Be Distracted.” – Message from Bishop Bradosky
  • Journey of St. Elias Christian Church
  • “A Pastor Must Be Found Trustworthy.” – “Ministry Matters” by Pastor David Wendel
  • Multi-National Mission and Leadership Conference is April 11-13
  • Thrivent Choice Dollars deadline is March 31
  • List of Congregations seeking NALC pastors is online
  • “What about our ‘Back-door’ Losses?” – “In Pursuit of the Great Commission” by Pastor Don Brandt
  • Church Planting and Renewal Conference in Virginia
  • “Faith Webbing” update

February 2016
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  • “Keeping Your Eyes Fixed on Jesus.” — Message from Bishop Bradosky
  • Registration opens for 2016 Convocation
  • Braaten-Benne Lectures to focus on Person of Christ
  • Photos from 2016 NALC Pastors Conference
  • Reformation Sites Tour and Study
  • Youth Ministry Coaching
  • Rod Dreher and Peter Leithart to speak at Canadian Rockies Theological Conference
  • Multi-National Mission and Leadership Conference is set for April 11-13
  • Theologians without Borders — Ummata
  • Photos from 2016 March for Life
  • “Jesus says, ‘Feed and Tend My Sheep.’”— “Ministry Matters” by Pastor David Wendel
  • Water Mission Sunday is April 24
  • List of Congregations seeking NALC pastors
  • Annual Reports to NALC from congregations

January 2016
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  • Daily devotions now available on NALC website
  • 2016 NALC Pastors Conference is Feb. 2-4 in Orlando — “The Lord, His Church and Ministry”
  • Congregations consider ratification
  • Mission trip to Congo
  • Tools of the Trade in a Mission-Driven Culture
  • Epiphany – Making Christ Known — A Message from Bishop John Bradosky
  • NALC youth ministry resources offered by faithwebbing.com
  • On Pastors and Pastoral Leadership — “Ministry Matters” by Pastor David Wendel
  • NALS ends relationship with Gordon-Conwell
  • Letter of Counsel on Marriage and Religious Freedom
  • March for Life is Jan. 22

December 2015
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  • NALC calls Pastor Mark Ryman as Communications Coordinator
  • 2016 NALC Pastors Conference – Feb. 2-4 in Orlando: “The Lord, His Church and Ministry”
  • Bishop’s Christmas Message
  • Advent Waiting – “Ministry Matters” by Pastor David Wendel
  • “Mission Impossible – Paul and Ananias” – Sermon from 2015 Mission Festival by Bishop Bradosky
  • The Papal Visit to Washington, D.C. – Reflections by Pastor Dennis R. Di Mauro
  • Mission Connect
  • Lutheran World Relief releases 2016 Early Warning Forecast
  • “Changing Our Congregational Culture” – “In Pursuit of the Great Commission” by Pastor Don Brandt
  • Letter of Counsel on Marriage and Religious Freedom
  • Online directory of NALC pastors
  • NALC pastor wanted to preach in Wittenberg

November 2015
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  • NALC Mission District Deans meet
  • 2015 NALC Mission Festival
  • 2016 NALC Pastors Conference – Feb. 2-4 in Orlando. “The Lord, His Church and Ministry”
  • “Mission Impossible – Paul and Ananias: Changing Focus – Changing Direction – Changing Behavior.” — Bishop Bradosky’s sermon from the 2015 Mission Festival
  • Trinity in Warrenton, Va., broadcasts “Conversations on Faith” radio program
  • “The Christian Faith: A Catechism for the Curious” – A new book by Pastor Eric Riesen
  • NALC pastor authors devotional book
  • Books from theological conferences
  • “God’s Intended Future for the NALC” — “Ministry Matters” by Pastor David Wendel
  • Advent devotions by Pastor Wendel
  • Mission Connect
  • “Worship in Smaller Congregations.” Some anecdotes for your consideration —
    “In Pursuit of the Great Commission” by Pastor Don Brandt

October 2015
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  • NALC responding to flooding in Carolinas
  • NALC Mission Festival is Nov. 5-7
  • NALC 2016 Pastors Conference is Feb. 2-4
  • Theologians without Borders: Pastor Scott Ness shares his experiences while serving in Denmark 
  • NALC–LCMS reps address Biblical authority, contemporary issues
  • “Honduras happened and I would never be the same.” Reflections on visiting the ministries supported by her congregation by Lara Dyer
  • International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church is in November
  • Traditionally-Grounded Leadership and Discipleship in the 21st Century – A Message from Bishop Bradosky
  • Bishop Bradosky’s message for Thanksgiving Day in Canada 
  • Congregations consider ratification of amendments regarding change in NALC – Lutheran CORE relationship
  • “Retired” pastors still actively serving – “Ministry Matters” by Pastor David Wendel
  • Some anecdotes for your consideration – “In Pursuit of the Great Commission” by Pastor Don Brandt