Category : Spiritual Development

All Things New: Delegating Discipleship

Who is doing the work of discipleship, and how can you encourage parents to take on the responsibility for their kids? Continue reading

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All Things New: Spoiler Alert: Jesus Wins

When we are weighed down by the vast amount of evil that we see in this world, we need to know that, spoiler alert, Jesus wins. Continue reading

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LCMS Youth Ministry Webinars

Youth Ministry Webinar: Cultivating a Lifetime of Faith Formation

How do we nurture the faith from ‘cradle to grave’? Continue reading

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Equipping Parents to be Faith Leaders in the Home

Churches can be proactive in helping parents rise to their God-given responsibility for their childrens’ spiritual development. Continue reading

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A Lutheran Understanding of Discipleship

A Lutheran Understanding of Discipleship

a Lutheran understanding of what discipleship is and is not Continue reading

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Servant Hearts in Middle School

Servant Hearts in Middle School

Middle school is a great time to teach youth to exercise their servant hearts. This article includes some tips on how to do it well. Continue reading

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Serve Locally

Serve Locally

Why serve locally? Why not? Continue reading

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Changing Confirmation

Changing Confirmation

Confirmation has been and is one of our best opportunities to teach our students and their families about our Christian faith and Lutheran heritage, but like many things, may need some tweaking to better fit the needs of the church today. Continue reading

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Confirmation: Not a Beginning or an Ending

Confirmation: Not a Beginning or an Ending

Misconceptions about both the classes before the rite of confirmation and the rite itself abound. This article seeks to correct a few of those misconceptions. Continue reading

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What is Confirmation?

What is Confirmation?

Confirmation is both the rite of the church whereby individuals make a public affirmation of their baptismal faith as well as an educational ministry whereby the church imparts training in the basics of the faith. Continue reading

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