Do you enjoy writing devotions? Do you have ideas or encouragement that you would like to share with other congregations to assist them in ministry? We would like to invite you to write for our “Reasons for Hope” newsletter.  We want to provide a forum for people to share ideas, support, and encouragement and we […]

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, Lord, preserve both people and animals. Continue your love to those who know you, your righteousness to the upright in heart. – Psalm 36:5-6,10 When was the last time you saw a mountain? When […]

On January 31st, Tom Schlund, Director of Communications and Marketing, had the chance to present to the Seminary Women’s Association (SWA) at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. SWA is designed to encourage and support the women within the seminary community. This month they hosted financial workshops that brought together speakers that would provide guidance and […]

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and […]

As we receive letters of appreciation from grant recipients we will continue to pass them on to you. Your generosity makes these grants possible! The prayer of the church is that the Lord send out laborers into His harvest. It is best for Christ’s flock that His under-shepherds be instructed well in the Holy Scriptures, […]

Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord! – Psalm 117 Your fun fact for today is that Psalm 117 is the shortest Psalm in the Bible. It is only 2 verses long. (In case […]

Happy New Year! The new year brought change for 15 grant recipients who were selected on December 17th to receive assistance from the MinistryFocus Fund.  Each of these individuals will receive $200 per month during 2015 to help repay the student loan debt they incurred in preparation for professional ministry. We would like you to […]

Our son and his kids visited from the UK for a “getting to know you” week as 6 cousins and 8 adults reconnected. Stories of yesterday reflected memories of generations past. Talk of tomorrow anticipated possibilities. Sophie touched the St. Louis Arch after making a model of it for her school project in London. Riding […]