Episode 145

Does church membership still matter? Part 2

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December 15th, 2021

1 hr 5 mins 11 secs

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About this Episode

Pastor Enderle and Pastor Ruddat attended the same summer quarter course (in fall) from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary on discipleship. A book from Thom Rainer posits that one way to address the church membership losses that christian churches are experiencing is to revisit what does it mean to be a church member, so we review the book from a Lutheran perspective. Pastor Will Harley also joined us this week, and helped keep the conversation moving.

Passages read from the Evangelical Heritage Version.

CHAPTER FOUR – I WILL PRAY FOR MY CHURCH LEADERS
Ephesians 6:18-19

CHAPTER FIVE – I WILL LEAD MY FAMILY TO BE HEALTHY CHURCH MEMBERS
Matthew 5:43-48
Deuteronomy 4:1-10

resources we mentioned:
WELS FAMILY DEVOTIONS
"WELS family devotions" are devotions delivered to your email that has age appropriate discussion questions for the family. Also on an audio format.

Lutheran (not WELS) resources:
Family Style Theology, a podcast by a mom for moms and their kids.
Hidden Streams, is a devotion and study of the Psalms.

CHAPTER SIX – I WILL TREASURE CHURCH MEMBERSHIP AS A GIFT
Ephesians 2:8-10

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