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EVANGELISM, Public Relation
            Community Events

Augustana at the Orchard, Contributed by Pastor Karen Johnson, Augustana Lutheran, Cumberland, WI

Community Outreach Meals, Contributed by First Lutheran Church, Hayward, WI

Thanks for Being Our Neighbor, Contributed by Peace Lutheran Church, Devils Lake, ND

Welcome to Our Community Bags, Contributed by Women of the ELCA (WELCA), NW Synod of Wisconsin

Door Hanger, Contributed by Christ Lutheran Church, Menomonie WI

Christmas Service Postcard, Contributed by First Lutheran Church, Hayward, WI

                Hospitality

Hospitality Tips, Contributed by Florida-Bahamas Synod Resource Center

How to Show Friendliness Through Simple Hospitality, Contributed by Rev. Carm Aderman, Ass’t to the Bishop

Evangelism Consultation: On-Site Tour, Contributed by Rev. Carm Aderman, Ass’t to the Bishop

Name Tags at Worship, Contributed by Rev. Peter Muschinske, Faith Lutheran, Marshfield WI

A Time for Fellowship, Contributed by Cross Lutheran Church, Roberts, WI

Welcome Cards, Contributed by First Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, WI

Coffee Hour Hospitality, Contributed by Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Menomonie, WI

Welcome Bread!, Contributed by Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Menomonie, WI

Welcome and Thank You Ideas, Contributed by Osseo Evangelical Lutheran Church, Osseo, WI

Hospitality Review, Contributed by Grace Lutheran Church, Marshfield, WI

Water Bottle Hospitality, Contributed by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Plover, WI

Congregational Welcoming Statements, A compilation from several sources

Visitor's Welcome Letter, Contributed by Trinity-Long Lake Lutheran Parish, Birchwood, WI

Welcome!, Contributed by Bethany Lutheran Church, Rice Lake, WI

Welcome to Prince of Peace, Contributed by Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

                Personal Evangelism

What is a Lutheran?, Contributed by Catherine Fink

                Worship

Top Ten Reasons People Like Worship, Contributed by ELCA – DCM

Go Tell it on the Mountain, Contributed by Donna Prunkl

               Church Anniversary

Celebrate an Anniversary, Contributed by Norman Dow, Jr., Centennial Celebration Committee, First Presbyterian Church, Cisco, TX

Centennial Itinerary, Contributed by Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pepin, WI

Church Anniversary Worship Service, Contributed by Mount Morris Holden Lutheran Church

Anniversary Community Service, Contributed by the Lutheran Resource Center

                New Members

Getting Acquainted Session, Contributed by Erling Carlsen, retired pastor in Eau Claire, WI

Orientation to Congregation's Ministry, Contributed by Rev. Carolyn Mochan, Trinity Lutheran, Spooner WI

Meeting People Emphasis, Contributed by Rev. Carolyn Mowchan, Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner, WI

Family Cross, Contributed by Lyster Lutheran Church, Nelson, WI

How to Get New Members Involved, Contributed by Lakeside Lutheran, Webster, WI

Guidelines for New Member Mentoring, Contributed by Calvary Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, WI

                Surveys

Every Member Visit--Survey, Contributed by Mayville Lutheran Church, Mayville, WI

Snowbirds

Snowbird Ministry, Contributed by Lakeside Lutheran Church, Webster, WI

 

                Call to Discipleship

Seven Marks of Discipleship Cross, Contributed by Pastor Jim Carlson, Eleva Lutheran Church, Eleva, WI

Evangelism Specialists, Dr. Bob Dealy

Prepare to Invite: Imagine This!, Contributed by Dr. Bob Dealey, Maryville, IL

Prepare to Invite: The Visitor's Perspective, Contributed by Dr. Bob Dealey, Maryville, IL

Invitational Evangelism Made Easy, Contributed by Dr. Bob Dealey, Maryville, IL

Visitation: Initial Follow-up, Contributed by Dr. Bob Dealey, Maryville, IL

Step by Step Approach, Contributed by Dr. Bob Dealey, Maryville, IL

Getting the Word Out About Your Congregation, Contributed by Dr. Bob Dealey, Maryville, IL

Using Media for Outreach, Contributed by Dr. Bob Dealey, Maryville, IL

Sixty Evangelism Questions, Contributed by Dr. Bob Dealey, Maryville, IL

Vision Statement, Contributed by Dr. Bob Dealey, Maryville, IL

We Want to Grow, Contributed by Dr. Bob Dealey, Maryville, IL

             Evangelism Specialists, Rev David Daubert

Dealing with Change, Contributed by Rev. David Daubert

Conversion, Contributed by Rev. David Daubert

Priesthood of All Believers, Contributed by Rev. David Daubert

What's So Lutheran About Mission, Contributed by Rev. David Daubert

                Congregational Life

Listening Posts, Contributed by Calvary Lutheran Church

Ministry in Daily Life, Contributed by Division of Ministry, ELCA

How Do You Measure a Congregation?, Contributed by Pastor Gene Peisker, Northern Illinois Synod

Staff & Laity: Organizing for Mission, Contributed by Pastor Duane Pederson, First Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, WI

Names for Seniors' Groups, Contributed by  Association of Lutheran Resource Center Directors

New Missions/Congregations

New Mission Start, Contributed by Rev. Duane Pederson, First Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, WI