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"Mission Field: USA – Church Planting" podcast series, provided by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Office of National Mission, offers a theological background and best practices for launching new congregations and ministries within a Lutheran framework.

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"Mission Field: USA – Church Planting" podcast series, provided by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Office of National Mission, offers a theological background and best practices for launching new congregations and ministries within a Lutheran framework.

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    Leadership in Times of Crisis Release

    Leadership in Times of Crisis Release

    Whether local or global, congregations can face times of crisis and change.  How can leaders inspire hope and overcome the paralysis of fear?

    Rev. David Fleming

    Rev. David Fleming— Executive Director for Spiritual Care at DOXOLOGY: the Lutheran Center for Spiritual Care and Counsel, and associate pastor at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, joins hosts Rev. Dr. Steven Schave, Director of LCMS Church Planting, and Rev. Dr. Mark Larson, Manager of Church Planting in the Mission Field: USA initiative, to explore biblically-based principles to address and even leverage such times for good.

    About Rev. David Fleming: Rev. David C. Fleming is DOXOLOGY’s Executive Director for Spiritual Care and a DOXOLOGY Collegium Fellow. He remains a part time pastor at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, MI where he served as Senior Pastor from 1993-2019. He previously served in Warrenville, IL, a Chicago suburb, and is a 1986 graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN. He serves on the Concordia University Wisconsin Board of Regents. Rev. Fleming co-wrote “God’s Love at Christmas”, the 2010 Advent-Christmas resource from Concordia Publishing House and has written several articles for Seelsorger, DOXOLOGY's pastoral care journal. Fleming and his wife, Jo Marie, née Wunderlich, have three children and two granddaughters.    

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    • 50 min
    Principles of Church Planting

    Principles of Church Planting

    In this follow-up episode on the December 2020 podcast, "Why Should We Plant Churches?" Rev. Dr. Detlev Schulz— full professor of pastoral ministry and missions at Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, dean of graduate studies, director of PhD Missiology Program and co-director of International Studies, joins hosts Rev. Dr. Steven Schave, Director of LCMS Church Planting, and Rev. Dr. Mark Larson, Manager of Church Planting in the Mission Field: USA initiative, to explore the guiding principles of church planting based on an article by church planting expert Daniel Sanchez.

    The Rev. Dr. Detlev Schulz

    About Rev. Dr. Detlev Schulz: Dr. Schulz joined the Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, faculty in the fall of 1998. He serves as professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions, dean of Graduate Studies and director of the Ph.D. in Missiology Program.

    In 1984, Schulz earned his B.A. degree at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. In 1988, he successfully completed his M.Div. studies at the Lutherische Theologische Hochschule in Oberursel, Germany. In 1990, he earned his S.T.M. degree at CTSFW. He then served in the Independent Evangelical–Lutheran Church in Germany (SELK) as vicar in Heidelberg, Germany, from 1990–1992. In 1994, he concluded his studies at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, by earning a Th.D. in Systematics.

    From 1994–1998, Dr. Schulz was a missionary in Serowe, Botswana, for the Lutheran Church Mission of the SELK.  He also served as a guest lecturer at CTSFW during the Fall Quarter in 1997.

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    • 49 min
    Why Should We Plant Churches?

    Why Should We Plant Churches?

    Planting churches is joyous indeed but it's not easy and requires commitment, energy and resources. Should it still be a priority?

    The Rev. Dr. Detlev Schulz — full professor of pastoral ministry and missions at Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, dean of graduate studies, director of PhD Missiology Program and co-director of International Studies, joins hosts Rev. Dr. Steven Schave, Director of LCMS Church Planting, and Rev. Dr. Mark Larson, Manager of Church Planting in the Mission Field: USA initiative, to explore the biblical and practical reasons why new churches should be planted even today.

    The Rev. Dr. Detlev Schulz

    About the Rev. Dr. Detlev Schulz: Dr. Schulz joined the Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, faculty in the fall of 1998. He serves as professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions, dean of Graduate Studies and director of the Ph.D. in Missiology Program.

    In 1984, Schulz earned his B.A. degree at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. In 1988, he successfully completed his M.Div. studies at the Lutherische Theologische Hochschule in Oberursel, Germany. In 1990, he earned his S.T.M. degree at CTSFW. He then served in the Independent Evangelical–Lutheran Church in Germany (SELK) as vicar in Heidelberg, Germany, from 1990–1992. In 1994, he concluded his studies at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, by earning a Th.D. in Systematics.

    From 1994–1998, Dr. Schulz was a missionary in Serowe, Botswana, for the Lutheran Church Mission of the SELK.  He also served as a guest lecturer at CTSFW during the Fall Quarter in 1997.

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    The "Mission Field: USA – Church Planting" podcast series, provided by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Office of National Mission, offers a theological background and best practices for launching new congregations and ministries within a Lutheran framework.

    • 59 min

    Incorporating New Members into the Body of Christ

    Incorporating New Members into the Body of Christ

    Christ's call to "make disciples" includes helping recently connected people to identify with and feel ownership in the ministry.

    In this episode, Rev. Dr. Heath Trampe, Senior Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Minot, North Dakota, joins hosts Rev. Dr. Steven Schave, Director of LCMS Church Planting, and Rev. Dr. Mark Larson, Manager of Church Planting in the Mission Field: USA initiative, to explore how ministries can integrate newcomers into the life of the Body of Christ.

    About Rev. Dr. Heath Trampe: Rev. Dr. Heath Trampe serves as Senior Pastor at Our Savior Lutheran church in Minot, North Dakota.  He earned his M.Div. (2010) and D.Min. (2015) from Concordia Theological Seminary.  His dissertation is entitled: “Forming Servant Leaders: Increasing Congregational Involvement in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.”

    Trampe has spoken as Plenary at the Synod RSTM Conference and has contributed as a Content Expert to the upcoming Re:Vitality module “Members of One Body.”  Trampe served as Secretary of Floor Committee #12 at the 2019 Synod Convention under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Roger Paavola.  He was recently assigned to the North Dakota District Witness Task force for Planting and Revitalizing Congregations by President Arie Bertsch.

    Trampe has been married to Andrea (Kahle) since 2005, and they have two sons: Jonathan (10) and Andrew (7).

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    • 52 min
    Funding the Mission

    Funding the Mission

    God can do immeasurably more that we ask or even imagine.  Even so, figuring out how to fund a mission looms large.
    In this episode, Rev. Mark Frith, LCEF Vice President of Ministry Support, and Casey Carlson, Missouri District Vice President for LCEF, join hosts Rev. Dr. Steven Schave, Director of LCMS Church Planting, and Rev. Dr. Mark Larson, Manager of Church Planting in the Mission Field: USA initiative, to explore one of the most daunting aspects of church planting, "From where will the fund come?"
    Rev. Mark Frith
    About Rev. Mark Frith: Rev. Mark Frith is Vice President, Ministry Support for Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF), serving the Central Region. In this role he and his teams serve and support the District LCEF Vice Presidents, their District Staff, congregations, schools, and other ministries with Ministry Clarity Processes, Stewardship, Campaigns, Architectural Counsel, and Laborers For Christ.
    Mark’s experience in ministry includes parish pastor, district staff, and Lutheran Hour Ministries. He is married to his wife, Leigh. They are blessed to be the parents of their adult children, Aaron and Hannah
    Casey Carlson
    About Mr. Casey Carlson: Carlson serves as the LCEF district vice president – Missouri.  He has a B.S. in Finance from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.  After 15 years of commercial banking experience between St. Louis, Missouri, and Des Moines, he joined LCEF in 2017.
    Besides being an avid sports fan, he enjoys serving others. In the past, he has served as treasurer for St. Paul Lutheran Church, Ankeny, and led two high school servant groups from Concordia, Kirkwood.
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    • 45 min

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Thanks for the thoughts and this resource. A valuable topic and conversation, that needs more serious consideration in our Synod, our fellowship of local church bodies; “in the DNA” is right, but sure doesn’t seem to play out that way (in my limited experience). After this first episode, I look forward to following along and hearing the perspective offered on Lutheran church planting.

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