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The North American Lutheran Church is committed to helping all of our congregations be transformed into disciple-making congregations. Our Lord Jesus commanded us to make disciples of all nations, which means that every baptized believer is called to be a disciple who is trained and nurtured to make disciples of others.

Among the ways in which the NALC will transform its congregations are our Life-to-Life Discipleship initiative and “Discipleship Moment” videos.

As the NALC strives to be Christ centered, mission driven, traditionally grounded and congregationally focused, we hope and pray these resources will prove to be noteworthy and helpful tools in your discipleship journey.

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Life-to-Life Discipleship Initiative

What is the NALC Life-to-Life Discipleship Initiative?

“This life is not righteousness, but growth in righteousness; not health, but healing; not being but becoming; not rest, but exercise; we are not yet what we will be, but we are growing toward it; the process is not yet finished, but it is going on; this is not the end but it is the road; all does not gleam with glory, but all is being purified.” Martin Luther, In Defense of All the Articles, 1521

The North American Lutheran Church is committed to moving away from a solely institutional understanding of the Church, to the biblical commission to be a community of followers of Jesus who focus on being disciples and making disciples. We have developed an initiative or strategy we call “Life-to-Life Discipleship”!

At its core, Life-to-Life Discipleship is about movement! The Christian life is not about stagnation and it’s certainly not about decline! Martin Luther talks about this […read more]

Want to get more information or get started? Contact the Life to Life Rapid Response Group!

The North American Lutheran Church is committed to Life to Life Discipleship! Our initiative provides for the discipleship shepherding of pastors, as well as congregational processes for renewal, strength and growth called, “Growing Intentional Disciple-making Communities” (GIDC). For more information and/or to get started, the Life to Life Discipleship Team has a Rapid Response Group (RRG) ready to answer your questions and point you in the right direction! To contact the RRG, please email the following info to one of the team members listed below:

Contact info (email address and phone numbers)
Pastor or congregation name
How can we help?
I want to know more
I want to get involved in pastoral discipleship shepherding
Our congregation would like someone to visit and provide an introductory presentation
Our congregation is ready to get involved—how do we start?

Rapid Response Group:

Pr. Tom Brodbeck
Email 937-399-6257
Pr. Brack East
Email 704-864-0378
Pr. Dave Keener
Email 706-863-7189

“Defining and Pursuing Discipleship”

The NALC’s Commission on Theology and Doctrine released this paper written by Dr. Nathan Howard Yoder, an NALC pastor and a member of the Commission on Theology and Doctrine, in June 2015. Dr. Yoder wrote this paper in response to a request from the Commission. This document is intended as a study resource for NALC members and congregations.

DOWNLOAD “Defining and Pursuing Discipleship”

Discipleship Moment Videos

This collection of videos featuring NALC Bishop John Bradosky, NALC executive staff members and other leaders are published regularly. Personal stories from local congregations, international missions and personal ministry experiences are also featured.

Reflections on what the word “discipleship” really means, the vision for the NALC, and what it means to be “mission-driven” are just a few of the many topics you will hear about.

Visit our Discipleship Moments page.

Questions? Contact one of our Life-to-Life Discipleship Leaders:

Pr. Bill White     Email      901-569-1428 Pr. Brack East     Email     704-864-0378
Pr. Brian Zaas    Email     727-667-8828 Pr. Dan Selbo      Email    408-264-3858
Pr. Daryl Olson   Email    306-867-8812 Pr. Dave Keener   Email    706-863-7189
Pr. Eric Riesen    Email    412-613-2292 Pr. Eric Waters    Email     614-202-9783
Pr. Jody Becker    Email     715-415-4323 Mr. Joe Valentino     Email
Pr. Mark Daniels    Email    740-603-5287 Pr. Nathan Yoder     Email     828-485-7155
Pr. Paul Borg     Email     317-727-0024 Pr. Paul Larson     Email     419-522-0662
 Pr. T.J. Anderson     Email     614-715-0074 Pr. Tom Brodbeck     Email     937-399-6257