Resource Documents

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The Parish Paper (3/2018)

Finding Significance as a Small Church

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March, 2018 - English District Daily Prayers

Hear my prayer, O God;
listen to the words of my mouth.

Psalm 54:2

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The Parish Paper (2/2018)

Best Practices for Church Members Serving as Staff

NOTICE OF PERMISSIONS

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February, 2018 - English District Daily Prayers

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
Colossians 4:2

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The Parish Paper (1/2018)

18 Questions for 2018

NOTICE OF PERMISSIONS

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January, 2018 - English District Daily Prayers

But I pray to you, Lord,
in the time of your favor;
in your great love, O God,
answer me with your sure salvation.

Psalm 69:13

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The Parish Paper (12/2017)

Does Our Pastor Need a Job Description?

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The Parish Paper (11/2017)

Mistakes Churches Make During an Interim Ministry

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The Parish Paper (9/2017)

Equipping Volunteers Builds a Strong Church Community

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The Parish Paper (8/2017)

What Promotes Hope?

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The Parish Paper (7/2017)

How Can We Help Immigrants?

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The Parish Paper (6/2017)

Ministry in the Midst of Tragedy

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The Parish Paper (5/2017)

Financing the Local Church: What Does It Cost?

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The Parish Paper (4/2017)

Small Is Big Again: Reclaiming Small Church Ministry

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The Parish Paper (3/2017)

Guide to Good Governance

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The Parish Paper (2/2017)

How Do Congregations Respond to Interfaith Couples?

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The Parish Paper (1/2017)

Conquering the Cutback Syndrome

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Protecting Your Ministry (From Sexual Orientation Gender Identity Lawsuits)

Synod provides legal guide amid increased intrusions

Attached is a booklet which is the result of a collaborative partnership between the LCMS and Alliance Defending Freedom. "Protecting Your Ministry (From Sexual Orientation Gender Identity Lawsuits)" is a legal guide for LCMS congregations, schools and ministries. Please read through this entire booklet carefully to understand the full scope of the issues and how you can protect various ministries.

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