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December 2015
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  • NALC calls Pastor Mark Ryman as Communications Coordinator
  • 2016 NALC Pastors Conference – Feb. 2-4 in Orlando: “The Lord, His Church and Ministry”
  • Bishop’s Christmas Message
  • Advent Waiting – “Ministry Matters” by Pastor David Wendel
  • “Mission Impossible: Paul and Ananias” – Sermon from 2015 Mission Festival by Bishop Bradosky
  • The Papal Visit to Washington, D.C. – Reflections by Pastor Dennis R. Di Mauro
  • Mission Connect
  • Lutheran World Relief releases 2016 Early Warning Forecast
  • “Changing Our Congregational Culture” – “In Pursuit of the Great Commission” by Pastor Don Brandt
  • Letter of Counsel on Marriage and Religious Freedom
  • Online directory of NALC pastors
  • NALC pastor wanted to preach in Wittenberg

November 2015
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  • NALC Mission District Deans meet
  • 2015 NALC Mission Festival
  • 2016 NALC Pastors Conference – Feb. 2-4 in Orlando. “The Lord, His Church and Ministry”
  • “Mission Impossible – Paul and Ananias: Changing Focus – Changing Direction – Changing Behavior.” — Bishop Bradosky’s sermon from the 2015 Mission Festival
  • Trinity in Warrenton, Va., broadcasts “Conversations on Faith” radio program
  • “The Christian Faith: A Catechism for the Curious” – A new book by Pastor Eric Riesen
  • NALC pastor authors devotional book
  • Books from theological conferences
  • “God’s Intended Future for the NALC” — “Ministry Matters” by Pastor David Wendel
  • Advent devotions by Pastor Wendel
  • Mission Connect
  • “Worship in Smaller Congregations.” Some anecdotes for your consideration —
    “In Pursuit of the Great Commission” by Pastor Don Brandt

October 2015
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  • NALC responding to flooding in Carolinas
  • NALC Mission Festival is Nov. 5-7
  • NALC 2016 Pastors Conference is Feb. 2-4
  • Theologians without Borders: Pastor Scott Ness shares his experiences while serving in Denmark 
  • NALC–LCMS reps address Biblical authority, contemporary issues
  • “Honduras happened and I would never be the same.” Reflections on visiting the ministries supported by her congregation by Lara Dyer
  • International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church is in November
  • Traditionally-Grounded Leadership and Discipleship in the 21st Century – A Message from Bishop Bradosky
  • Bishop Bradosky’s message for Thanksgiving Day in Canada 
  • Congregations consider ratification of amendments regarding change in NALC – Lutheran CORE relationship
  • “Retired” pastors still actively serving – “Ministry Matters” by Pastor David Wendel
    Some anecdotes for your consideration – “In Pursuit of the Great Commission” by Pastor Don Brandt

August-September 2015
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  • 2015 NALC Convocation recap
  • Mission-Driven event opens Convocation
  • Honoring Bishop Paull Spring for 50 years of faithful ministry and words of thanks from Bishop Spring
  • “Martyr: Life-Giving Witness” — Bishop Bradosky’s sermon for the opening worship of the NALC Convocation
  • NALC hosts Global Confessional and Missional Lutherans Forum
  • “Great Commission is not an Option” — Pastor Gemechis Buba 
  • NALC partners with Faith Webbing for Youth and Family Ministry
  • NALC Mission Festival – Nov. 5-7 at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church in Hilliard, Ohio

July 2015
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  • Robert Spencer, jihad expert, to speak at NALC Convocation
  • 2015 Lutheran Events information
  • Biographical Information on Nominees
  • Honoring Bishop Paull Spring for 50 years of faithful ministry
  • NALC Convocation attendees invited to provide disaster support for Texas
  • Marriage Law and the Protection of Congregations’ Religious Liberty
  • “Are We Ashamed of our Faith or Bold Witnesses?” – Ministry Matters by Pastor David Wendel
  • Ebenezer Oromo Evangelical Church of Kansas City, Mo.
  • “Drops From the Well”
  • Is God Calling You to go to India?
  • Continuity Challenge for Congregations – In Pursuit of the Great Commission by Pastor Don Brandt  

June 2015
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  • “Our Tree Is Your Tree” – The Luthergarten
  • 2015 Lutheran Events information
  • Biographical Information on Nominees
  • Gordon-Conwell Seminary honors Bishop Bradosky with doctorate
  • “What’s In a Name” – A Message from Bishop Bradosky
  • Honoring Bishop Paull Spring for 50 years of faithful ministry – Ministry Matters by Pastor David Wendel
  • NALC Mission Festival
  • What hymns are you really getting from ‘Sundays and Seasons’? – A warning about the ELCA’s online worship planning resource
  • Changing Religious Landscape – In Pursuit of the Great Commission by Pastor Don Brandt  
  • “Defining and Pursuing Discipleship” – Theological Reflections on Discipleship from Dr. Nathan Howard Yoder
  • Disaster Response Servant Event

May 2015
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  • 2015 NALC nominations announced
  • Biographical Information on Nominees
  • Nebraska congregation builds on the Bible
  • “In Preparation for Pentecost: The Primacy of Prayer” – A Message from Bishop Bradosky
  • “Reflections on ‘Worship Wars Peace Talks’ and Unity in the NALC” – Ministry Matters by Pastor David Wendel
  • NALC Convocation to consider amendments
  • The Spirit is moving in Slovakia – A Report from Pastor Gemechis Buba
  • Support Nepal earthquake relief
  • Faith Leaders Reaffirm Commitment to Marriage and Religious Liberty
  • “Reflections at the U.S. Supreme Court” by Pastor Dennis R. Di Mauro
  • Seminary forms and prepares pastoral candidates for a vocation of proclamation – A Message from Dr. Amy Schifrin, NALS President
  • “Capitalizing on the Strengths of the Smaller Church” – In Pursuit of the Great Commission by Pastor Don Brandt
  • NALC youth win Ohio “God, Flag and Country” speech competition

April 2015
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  • “The Great Exchange.” — An Easter Message from Bishop John Bradosky.
  • NALC Convocation is Aug. 12-14.
  • Nominations being received for Bishop, Executive Council, and Court of Adjudication.
  • “Martyrdom and the Suffering of the Righteous” is theme of Braaten-Benne Lectures.
  • NALC welcomes pastors in Puerto Rico.
  • “Tell Your Discipleship Story!” — Ministry Matters by Pastor David Wendel.
  • NALC Mission Festival is Nov. 5-7.
  • Discipleship Moments – A new discipleship resource.
  • NALC receives grant from the Thrivent Financial Foundation. Funding recognizes 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
  • Thrivent Action Teams help people work together to make a difference.
  • “Stay Faithful, Be Fruitful” by Pastor Gemechis Buba.
  • Lutheran CORE sharpens its focus.
    Reorganization to provide “shelter” and “voice” for those in ELCA, ELCIC.
  • Martin Luther Reading Challenge.
  • “What’s non-negotiable in our presentation of the Gospel?” — In Pursuit of the Great Commission by Pastor Don Brandt.
  • Canadian youth gathering is May 15-18.

February-March 2015
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  • Martyrdom themes planned for 2015 NALC Convocation and theological conference
  • Nominations being received for Bishop, Executive Council and Court of Adjudication
  • Carolinas disaster training March 28th
  • Lenten message from Bishop Bradosky
  • Canadian Rockies Theological Conference
  • Water Sunday can make a difference
  • NALC Canadian youth gathering
  • “ELW: Not the NALC’s Worship Book” – Ministry Matters by Pastor David Wendel

January 2015
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  • 2015 NALC Pastors Conference – “Jesus and the Bible: Authority in the Church”
  • Why an NALC Pastors Conference? – Ministry Matters by Pastor David Wendel.
  • NALC partners with Liberian bishop in fight against Ebola
  • Congregation responds to Ebola
  • A Call to Solidarity with Congo
  • NALC Mission Summit plans for 2015
  • Missionary Trail trip to China
  • Reflections on Epiphany 2015 from Bishop Bradosky