August 24, 2012

At the 2012 National Lutherans For Life conference, focused on Equipping the Saints For Life, there was a special workshop offered to representatives from our Renewal For Life® congregations. Saturday workshops also offered an emphasis on Renewal in the Church.

Pastor Doug Merkey, with Churches for Life, presented training and encouragement that focused on equipping the Church for life by forming a Life Team within the congregation. Pastor Merkey helped us focus on the most important thing in ministry, our relationship with Jesus.

What is our motivation? Luke 6:45 says, “The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks” (NIV).

As we set forth in our mission to Equip the Church with the Gospel, we are encouraged and motivated through the Gospel to be a light in this dark and fallen world.

If you would like information on forming a Life Team in your congregations please contact the Life Center and  also check out the Renewal For Life® website at