The Glory Has Departed

Lutheran book boxes sent to three African seminaries -
a third one has been sent now.

Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence

The Lutheran Library Publishing Ministry

Bethany Lutheran Worship on
Ustream - Sunday, 10 AM Central Daylight Time.
Wednesdays Romans 1-5 in Greek

Saved worship files and Greek lessons are at the live worship link.

which works as too.

Luther's Sermons, Lenker Series
Book of Concord Selections
Martin Chemnitz Press Books

Norma A. Boeckler Author's Page

Pastor Gregory L. Jackson's Author's Page

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Stuff from the Latest Church and Change Conference, WELS.
Women Teaching Men and Enthusiastic Sects

Not to worry. Jon Buchholz endorsed this carnival, just as he endorsed Jeske
at the WELS convention and Jeff Gunn everywhere.
Jeske finally fixed his lopsided smile and his Oompa-Loompa makeup.

John Parlow resources:
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of
American Community by Robert Putnam
The Rise of the Nones by James White
Leading Change by J. P. Kotter
A Sense of Urgency by J. P. Kotter
Church Unique by Will Mancini
Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging
and Traditional by Jim Belter
Contagious Generosity by Willard
High Impact Church Boards by Addington
Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute
The Unity Factor by Osborne
Great By Choice by Collins
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Lencioni

Mark Jeske is the Wizard of Ooze.
"Presentation Desciption
Closing Keynote
Transformational Leadership
It is Pastor Jeske’s conviction after 35 years in the ministry that true leaders are change agents. But how do you bring about change in a change-resistant church culture? How can pastors be change agents? How can “just a lay person” make a difference? Pastor Jeske will bring stories from the amazing things God has been doing at St. Marcus in Milwaukee and Time of Grace Ministry.

Parlow and Stroh use The Message as their favorite Bible "translation." WELS has approved all translations.

Parlow calls himself "Dr" - a DMin from Denver Seminary, as I recall.

Stroh likes metrics, but does not acknowledge how much he and his buddies have shrunk the denomination.

Parlow's presentation is here. He seconds Jeske's Gospel of Change.

Bruce Becker has a DMin and is passionate about sects.

Bruce Becker

Dr. Bruce Becker

Time Of Grace, Milwaukee, WI
Worship Leader

The Rev. Dr. Bruce Becker and his wife, Linda, live in Jackson, Wisconsin. During his 32 years in ministry, Dr. Becker was the lead pastor for 13 years at two churches and a denomination administrator for 14 years. For the past 5 years he has served as the Executive Vice President for Time of Grace Ministry. Dr. Becker is a respected church consultant, presenter, advisor, and author. He is passionate about Christian servant leadership and has served on dozens of boards, commissions, and committees. In 2012, he completed his professional doctorate in leadership and ministry management from Trinity International University.