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Worship and Outreach Symposium Papers

As promised Sunday...here's a link to the 3 papers which were presented and discussed at this year's Symposium at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary which I attended last week. The men who wrote these papers are all especially gifted in that they are not only true scholars, but also pastors who love their people as much as they love the truth of the Gospel.

There's some "deep end of the pool" stuff in these papers...but don't let that scare you off. They were written for pastors to be sure, but there's a treasure trove of information for any and every Christian to consider when it comes to how worship and outreach relate to each other.

I especially appreciated the continued reminder running like a thread through the entire Symposium not to think of myself as a "worship guy" or an "outreach guy" but as a "Gospel man" just as the Apostle Paul certainly did when he wrote Romans 1:16: "I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is…

SuccessFULL Fall Kickoff

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How many of you get up in the morning and think, “Today I want to be a failure”? Probably none of you…because we’re all wired to want to succeed. Success is important to people. But the question is, What really makes a person successful? Or, How do you measure success?

It seems at first like an easy question. For example, if you’re the Green Bay Packers, it’s simple. It starts Sunday. Win. That’s the measuring stick. Some people are saying Super Bowl or bust this year. Fans define success based on accomplishments, trophies, wins and losses.

Well this Sunday we’re starting a new sermon series where we’re going to see that thankfully God has a different way of defining success for our lives as followers of Christ. The question “How does God measure success?” is what we’re going to be pursuing the next 4 weeks in this new series: God Wants SuccessFULL Christians.

What does it mean to be successFULL? Come find out by joining us any Sunday, September 12-October 3 at Showtime Cinema at 9:30.