English District Blog

Five Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Pastor

October is “Pastor Appreciation Month,” and this Sunday, October 11, is “Pastor Appreciation Day."

What are some ways you can show appreciation to your pastor?

Love One Another

Love One Another


A Holistic Approach to Life


Rev. Michael Brown

Life Coordinator – English District

Redeemer Lutheran Church, Lincoln, Nebraska

Note: This post has been updated to include the dates for March for Life events.

The Joy of Giving

Rev. James Elsner, pastor of Prince of Peace, used this edited story in a recent newsletter. The original text was from The Stewardship Advisers "Ten for Ten" annual stewardship campaign from a few years ago, and printed in the "Prints of Peace," the newsletter of Prince of Peace, Hudson, IN.


GriefShare – Sharing the love of Christ



By Lynne Cobb

Communications Coordinator; English District Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

How does your garden grow?

Community gardens have become very popular in urban and suburban areas. Whether developing a garden to fight blight, or just as a way to share food and fellowship, both experienced and inexperienced gardeners come together to learn, share and serve.

Prayers and chairs

Chairs donated by Beautiful Savior

Among the many benefits of attending conventions and conferences hosted by the English District is the opportunity to worship, pray and fellowship together.

Another benefit is networking, which took a wonderful turn during this past May’s Professional Church Workers’ Conference, held in Ann Arbor, MI.

The Value of Small Groups

Throughout the many years of my ministry as a Director of Christian Education, I have been involved in a “Small Group” most of the time.  My experience has convinced me that small groups in a church have many benefits.  What I have experienced for myself as a participant and as a small group leader is that small groups are a great place for:

1.       Fostering new relationships.

2.       Gaining a greater understanding of God’s Word and developing a more personal relationship with Jesus.

3.       Developing Spiritual disciplines