"TELL has served the church faithfully for 15 years. Three editors have served; Ronald Roth (1977-84), Paul Kelm (1985-88), and the undersigned since 1989...The lead article in the first issue of TELL was titled 'Church Growth - Worthwhile for WELS.'...The author of this article in April 1988 issue of TELL concludes, 'It's obvious by now that I believe we in WELS can profit greatly from the writings of the church-growth leaders.' ... TELL as a separate publication ends with this issue. Nevertheless, the focus of The Evangelism Life Line will continue for years to come as an integral part of the new Board for Parish Services journal - PARISH LEADERSHIP. "
Rev. Robert Hartman TELL (WELS Evangelism) Summer, 1992.
"There is no Church Growth Movement Program in our synod. Our church body is opposed to the false theology of the Church Growth Movement. We have no programs inside or outside the budget with that name. Nor do we have any programs with a different name which utilize Church Growth theology." Wayne D. Mueller, Administrator for the BPS, WELS, "A Response to 'Saving Souls vs. New Programs,'" The Northwestern Lutheran, November 1, 1991, February 1, 1992 p. 50.
GJ - Wayne, some day you need to sit down with Ron Roth, hold his hand, and tell him that someone is lying. Sort it out before you speak to another so-called Evangelism conference.
This is for all those who got their Brett Favre jerseys in a knot about publishing last year's agenda for the Anything Goes District Evangelism event: It is the same Church and Chicanery agenda each year. The faces may change a bit, but the doctrine is consistently Schwaermer. Ski spoke last year and this year, on the same topic. Next year will probably be: "Ski on alternative worship, based on his experiences at St. Markus, at the Popcorn Cathedral of Rock, and at CrossRoads in S. Lyons, Michigan."
and everyone knows,