Christ-Centered

We confess the apostolic faith in Jesus Christ according to the Holy Scriptures. We affirm the authority of the Scriptures as the authoritative source and norm, “according to which all doctrines should and must be judged” (Formula of Concord). We accept the ecumenical creeds and the Lutheran Confessions as true witnesses to the Word of God.

Mission-Driven

We believe that the mission of the Church is to preach the Gospel and to make disciples for Christ. We believe that making disciples — in our congregations, in our communities and nations, and around the world — must be a priority of the Church in the present age.

Traditionally-Grounded

We affirm the ecumenical creeds and the faithful witness of the Church across time and space. We endorse the form and practices of the universal Church that are consistent with Scripture, particularly the office of the ministry and the tradition of worship under Word and Sacrament. We seek dialogue and fellowship with other Lutheran churches and with faithful Christians of other confessions.

Congregationally-Focused

We strive to be a church that is organized to facilitate the ministries of local congregations in a posture of servant-hood and a spirit of partnership, through the provision of resources, connections and information.

 

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The North American Lutheran Seminary is the seminary of the North American Lutheran Church. The NALS seeks to provide an education for pastors and church leaders that are evangelical, orthodox and confessional. We work in partnership with existing Christian seminaries, sharing resources so that our students receive a fully accredited seminary education.

 

 “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we are forming pastors and church leaders for the North American Lutheran Church who will faithfully preach, teach and live God’s eternal truth, through Word and Sacrament, proclaiming Christ’s cross and resurrection, making disciples who will renew and grow the Church in Christ’s name.”
— The NALS Mission/Vision Statement

Statement of Faith

 

Sola Publishing seeks to provide resources that reflect the integrity of the Scriptures as the Word of God, from the perspective of the historical Lutheran Confessions. The theological position that underlies the teaching materials produced by Sola Publishing is summarized in a statement called "The Common Confession": *

 

The Common Confession

The Lord Jesus Christ
We are people who believe and confess our faith in the Triune God -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We trust and believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord.

The Gospel of Salvation
We believe and confess that all human beings are sinners, and that sinners are redeemed by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. God alone justifies human beings by faith in Christ - a faith which God creates through the message of the Gospel. As ambassadors for Christ, God uses us to speak his Word and build his kingdom.

The Authority of Scripture
We believe and confess that the Bible is God's revealed Word to us, spoken in Law and Gospel. The Bible is the final authority for us in all matters of our faith and life.

A Common Confession of Faith
We accept and uphold that the Lutheran Confessions reliably guide us as faithful interpretations of Scripture, and that we share a unity and fellowship in faith with others among whom the Gospel of Jesus Christ is preached and the sacraments are administered in accordance with the Gospel.

The Priesthood of All Believers
We believe and confess that the Holy Spirit makes all who believe in Jesus Christ to be priests for service to others in Jesus' name, and that God desires to make use of the spiritual gifts he has given through the priesthood of all believers.

Marriage and Family
We believe and confess that the marriage of male and female is an institution created and blessed by God. From marriage, God forms families to serve as the building blocks of all human civilization and community. We teach and practice that sexual activity belongs exclusively within the biblical boundaries of a faithful marriage between one man and one woman.

Mission and Ministry of the Congregation 
We believe and confess that the church is the assembly of believers called and gathered by God around Word and Sacrament, and that the mission and ministry of the church is carried out within the context of individual congregations, which are able to work together locally and globally.


* The Common Confession was drafted as a statement of faith in 2005; it has been subscribed to by hundreds of individuals, congregations, and Lutheran organizations (including WordAlone Miniostries, Lutheran CORE, and the North American Lutheran Church).

 

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Cru is a community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ.

Our purpose is helping to fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith and sending them to win and build others and helping the body of Christ to do evangelism and discipleship through a variety of creative ways.

We are committed to the centrality of the cross, the truth of the Word, the power of the Holy Spirit and the global scope of the Great Commission. Read our Statement of Faith.

Cru offers spiritual guidance, resources and programs tailored for people from all cultures in every walk of life through many diverse outreaches, including:


  • 2,300 campus ministries engaging more than 101,000 students and faculty in ministry on U.S. college campuses.


  • Cru’s city ministry serving in over 50 cities and partners with over 2,000 churches and organizations in mobilizing Christ followers to share God's love throughout the city.


  • More than 4 million people in 109 countries have been trained at a Weekend to Remember marriage getaway or an event sponsored by FamilyLife, a Cru ministry. Nearly 100 million people have heard Dennis and Barbara Rainey on their daily radio program “FamilyLife Today” and “Real FamilyLife,” found biblical help and hope on line at familylife.com, read their books and marriage devotionals or participated in a Homebuilders bible study over more than 40 years.


  • The athletic ministry has outreaches in 64 countries, 225 college campuses and 46 professional sports teams in the U.S. along with sports media that touches the lives of an estimated 100 million people annually.


  • Ministry to military installations and communities in all 50 states as well as deployed units (ships, flight lines and foxholes)

  • The JESUS film has been shown in more than 1,500 languages and in every nation in the world. To date, Jesus Film Project is responsible for more than 7.7 billion exposures to the gospel and more than 530 million total estimated decisions for Christ.

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    Cru was originally founded as Campus Crusade for Christ in 1951, when Bill and Vonette Bright began the ministry on the UCLA campus. God had given him a vision portraying the total fulfillment of the Great Commission throughout the world.  We are only a part of God’s workforce to accomplish that, but we are passionate about our part and how we can help others achieve their parts. From the beginning we have sought to be a caring community as well as a community on mission.

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    Compassion Evangelical Hospital is a non-for-profit IRS approved 501c3 mission organization incorporated in the state of Michigan (U.S.A.) in 2004 which owns and operates the Compassion Evangelical Hospital and Clinic near the central city of Mamou, in the country of Guinea, West Africa. Compassion Evangelical Hospital is a member of L'Association des Églises et des Missions Évangeliques de Guinée (L'AEMEG), an interdenominational mission and church association in Guinea, and is a member of the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability (ECFA).

    Governance is by a nine member, U.S. based board. M. Étienne Ouattara is the Hospital administrator. There are four physicians: Jean Paul Bilimou, MD, Medical Director, Dr. Kristen Schmaltz, MD, Pediatrician, Dr. David and Dr. Rose Marie are the staff residents. The African medical support staff includes approximately 50 persons.

     

    Copyright ©2014 Compassion Evangelical Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

    When it comes to financial services providers, you have plenty of choices. But while others see money as a goal, we see it as a tool – for serving God, your family and your community.

    Our mission statement guides us in all we do.

    • We are a membership organization of Christians, and our members are our owners.

    • Our purpose is to serve our members and society by guiding both to be wise with money and live generously.

    • We believe that all we have is a gift from God and that generosity is an expression of faith.

    • We succeed when our members, their families and their communities thrive.

    • We value our relationships, so we will: Be trustworthy in character and competence, and Act like owners and treat each other as owners, and Live balanced and generous lives.

     

    © 2015 Thrivent Financial. All rights reserved.

    What is The Bible Project?

    The Bible Project is a non-profit animation studio that produces short-form, fully animated videos to make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere. We create videos, podcasts, and study guides that explore the Bible’s unified story.

    The Bible is a divine-human book that speaks God’s word to his people. We believe it ultimately points us to Jesus, who has the power to change individuals and whole communities when we let the biblical story speak for itself.

    We focus on the Bible's overarching themes and each book’s literary design and are committed to understanding the Bible in its historical context.

    © 2018 The Bible Project

    Gary and Laurie created faithwebbing.com as a result of the many contacts they received asking for advice on youth ministry.It became apparent that many congregations have little or no access to professional youth ministry consultation. 21st century technologies now make it practical for the creation of a web-based youth ministry consultation service.Gary and Laurie have written two books, Faith Webbing and What's In Your Bag? (Outcome Based Youth Ministry). These two books summarize how the couple goes about faith formation, building faith skills and developing spiritual disciplines in the lives of children and youth. Their approach is both intergenerational and family-oriented.

     

    Copyright - 2015 - Gary M. Pecuch L.L.C. - All Rights Reserved

     

    Description

    Bible Gateway (@BibleGateway & @BibleGatewayApp) is your rich social and personal connection to freely read, research, and reference Scripture on your desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone . . . anywhere; in more than 70 languages and more than 180 versions! Its simple yet advanced searching capabilities allow you to quickly find and compare particular passages in multiple Bible translations based on the keywords, phrases, topics, or Scripture references you have in mind. You’ll be inspired and encouraged – whether reading with your eyes or your ears (audio Bibles) – as you rely on Bible Gateway for all your Bible reading needs.

     

    History

    The original multilingual searchable Bible website, Bible Gateway was started in 1993 by Nick Hengeveld, a student at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, who had a visionary passion to make the Bible digitally accessible to everyone through the very new technology at the time called the Internet.

    In 1995 Nick became the first webmaster of Gospelcom.net, now Gospel.com. He brought Bible Gateway with him, and since then, the service has been the daily favorite online resource for hundreds of millions of people around the world. In 2008 Bible Gateway became a division of Zondervan, and is, today, a member of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. We continue to add new translations, languages, and powerful functionality to Bible Gateway to help you conveniently engage the Bible and make it an integral part of your everyday life.

    Via de Cristo (Way of Christ) is the Lutheran expression of Cursillo, a Christian spiritual renewal and leadership development movement originally developed in Spain in 1944 by the Roman Catholic Church. Cursillo came to the United States in the mid-1950s and was adapted by several Protestant denominations in the 1960s and 1970s.

    Lutheran Cursillo began to emerge in the early 1970s in Florida and Iowa as ecumenical movements. In the early 1980s most Lutheran communities that were ecumenical in nature were renamed Via de Cristo. The national structure is the National Lutheran Secretariat (NLS) for Via de Cristo.

    LVCCM is an ecumenical community based in the Tri-City area of Michigan (Saginaw, Bay City, Midland), but serving throughout the state.

    Private School Review focuses exclusively on helping families learn about private schools, their benefits, and the application process. The site can be particularly helpful for families who are moving and need to evaluate several potential schools, or for parents who are exploring different pre-college educational options for their child.

    Private School Review is a partner site of Boarding School Review, the leading online resource for evaluating private secondary boarding schools, and Public School Review, a unique resource for researching public schools across the USA. This network of sites aims to help families learn about and make the best pre-college educational choices for their children.

     

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