September 4, 2018

My Best Help Comes From…

For the Christian, “mentoring” has objectives in the real world beyond the stuff of legends. 

“Discipling” is a close synonym, with these differences:  A disciple is one who helps an understudy to 1) give up their will for the will of God the Fat...

August 27, 2018

The following was included in the report on the National LCMS Church Worker Family Needs Assessment Pilot Report.

Households with children (grandchildren)

Few things in life bring us to our knees faster than the news we’re about to become a parent.  Topping that short li...

August 20, 2018

1.1Married Life Households

Being married and being a Christian does not automatically mean you will connect and relate to your spouse at the deepest part of your personal experience, which is your intimate knowledge of and experience with God.

It takes two: 

It takes a lo...

August 15, 2018

The following was included in the report on the National LCMS Church Worker Family Needs Assessment Pilot Report.

Single Life households Today do not look like those of generations past.

In generations past, the image of a typical unmarried church worker was some young C...

August 6, 2018

Church workers and their households lack helpful models and mentors as they navigate their way through life’s transitions professionally and personally.

The biggest myth about being a mentor is the assumption that to qualify—you have to have life all figured out.  In tr...

July 30, 2018

The following was included in the report on the National LCMS Church Worker Family Needs Assessment Pilot Report.

Church worker Family Households are highly committed to the call of the church worker and the third-shift influence on their household.

For years working wom...

July 23, 2018

The following was included in the report on the National LCMS Church Worker Family Needs Assessment Pilot Report.

The HomeLifeProfile shows care must be considered in a “now, but not yet” manner with one set of thoughts serving today’s church worker family—with another...

July 16, 2018

The following was included in the report on the National LCMS Church Worker Family Needs Assessment Pilot Report.

Church worker households are either one-direction (not-married or both-church workers or stay-at-home-mom) or two-direction (Church work plus other non-Chur...

July 9, 2018

The following was included in the report on the National LCMS Church Worker Family Needs Assessment Pilot Report.

New Boomers filling the roles of yesterday’s baby boomers requiring some updates to their “Unwritten Pastor’s Manual”

The Rev. Dr. C.F.W. Walther (October 25...

July 2, 2018

The following was included in the report on the National LCMS Church Worker Family Needs Assessment Pilot Report.

Understanding the spectrum of today’s church worker families.

There are seven key categorical variables which serve to describe the households of our 1,001 r...

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