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.

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

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ministers in Fellowship with UOJist Jay Webber, the ELS, and WELS.
The Institute Is Unaccredited, So the Degrees Have No Academic Standing

Becky Hand preaching the Word #LCMCDNA. Rev. Hand, a Texan, is one of our first MDiv graduates, and we are so proud of her. ILT.

And we have begun! #LCMCDNA this year's#LCMC. Annual Gathering gets underway with Rev. Steve Lien leading the singing of Beautiful Savior. ILT.

Stephen C. Lien

Gallatin, Missouri

Coordinator for Pastoral Ministry

Pastor Steve Lien, our Coordinator for Pastoral Ministry, works with seminarians and pastors navigating our certification process and works alongside office staff in maintaining our lists of active, available for call, emeritus and inactive pastors.  He joins others from the Ministry Board in assisting congregations in the call process, those dealing with other transitions or conflict, and helps equip, encourage and train our pastors.

Pastor Lien grew up in New York City, graduated from High School in Minnesota, and went to Bible School, college and seminary in Seattle and Minneapolis/St. Paul.  He has served as Associate and Senior Pastor in large and small congregations in South Dakota, Texas, Iowa and California.  His background includes a Doctor of Ministry degree focused on organizing and leading congregations for ministry in the 21st Century.  He has also received consultant training and is certified in Myers-Brigs Type Indicator (MBTI). (WOW!)

Pastor Lien and his wife, Joanne, have three grown children and nine small grandchildren.  He enjoys laughing, running, biking, reading and pontooning with the grandkids at their lake home.

Coordinator for Pastoral Ministry

DMin Luther Seminary ELCA 

(like Jack Kilcrease, another ILT staffer)

Stephen C. Lien
PO Box 361
Gallatin, Missouri 64640

Go ye therefore and consult all nations, charging heavy fees, because that is where the money is at.

Jay Webber, STM from ILT, with Gene Bunkowske, LCMS Church Growth Leader,
wonder why I think UOJ and Church Growth go so well together.