Sunday, December 13, 2009

Thrivent and WELS-ELCA-LCMS Ecumenism




Prosper with Church Growth, says former WELS pastor Wille, now a Missouri DP.

In 1970 there were 500,000 more baptized members of Lutheran congregations than was the case in 1990.  The Church Membership Initiative project was undertaken to understand and address this decline... Contact:  Rev. Mary Ann Moller‑Gunderson, Executive Director, Division for Congregational Ministries, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 8765 W Higgins Road, Chicago, IL, 60631, 312‑380‑2570; Rev. Lyle Muller, Executive Direc­tor, Board for Evangelism Services, The Lutheran Church‑­Missouri Synod, 1333 S Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO, 63122‑7295, 314‑965‑9000; Rev. Wayne Borgwardt, Adminis­trator for Worker Training, Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, 2929 N Mayfair Road, Milwaukee, WI, 53222, 414‑256‑3236; Mr. Douglas Olson, Aid Association for Lutherans, 4321 N Ballard Road, Appleton, WI, 54919, 414‑734‑5721.
          Church Membership Initiative, Narrative Summary of Findings, 1993, Aid Association for Lutherans, 4321 N Ballard Road, Appleton, WI, 54919‑0001, June 30, 1993.


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