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  • The Gospel of Matthew: An Overview

    The Gospel of Matthew: An Overview

    The first book of the New Testament begins in a manner similar to the first book of the Old Testament: focused on genealogy (cf Matthew 1:1–17; Genesis 5). Matthew sketches for us a human...

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  • Spring into Giving with Vanco’s Fee-Free Promotion

    Spring into Giving with Vanco’s Fee-Free Promotion

    While your church is busy making plans for a successful Lent and Easter season, summer will be here before we know it. With the joys of summer come warmer weather and summer vacations,...

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  • How To Streamline Your Church’s Giving Practices

    How To Streamline Your Church’s Giving Practices

    Offerings, or financial giving, can be a tricky thing to talk about in the church. Yet it’s a vital part of ministry and people’s life of faith.

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  • Five Easy-to-Learn Sheet Music Options for Easter

    Five Easy-to-Learn Sheet Music Options for Easter

    Every spring, Easter comes around in the Church Year as a celebration of the battle Christ has won for believers everywhere. He has conquered the devil, died for your sins, and defeated...

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  • Parenting Guilt, God’s Grace: March 2024 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Parenting Guilt, God’s Grace: March 2024 Everyday Faith Calendar

    It was a month or so after our second child was born, and my almost two-year-old decided he wanted to join the rest of the family and stop sleeping too. Fighting bedtime, skipping his...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Genesis 22:1–18

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Genesis 22:1–18

    The United States enjoys what is largely a free-market economy. Those entering and competing in the free-market economy vie for the attention of the consumer and do so, in part, with...

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  • Addressing Life Issues with Youth | Michelle Bauman from Y4Life35:05

    Addressing Life Issues with Youth | Michelle Bauman from Y4Life

    On this episode of The Concordia Publishing House Podcast, guest Michelle Bauman joins Elizabeth Pittman to discuss life issues and how she helps youth address these topics from a Gospel-centered pers

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  • 3 Ways to Foster Young Leaders at Your Church

    3 Ways to Foster Young Leaders at Your Church

    Healthy youth ministry recognizes the capability of teens and how God can work through them as servant leaders. Youth leaders can set high expectations for young people, engaging them...

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  • Music of the Month: Hymn Tune Innovations: 5 Preludes for Lent

    Music of the Month: Hymn Tune Innovations: 5 Preludes for Lent

    This collection of five preludes for Lent is another stunning addition to the Hymn Tune Innovations series. Benjamin M. Culli has composed five accessible preludes for use during the...

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  • How MinistryFOCUS Offers Help to Ministry Leaders

    How MinistryFOCUS Offers Help to Ministry Leaders

    For individuals who have answered the call to serve in churches and schools in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, financial burdens can be substantial. Today, you will learn more about...

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  • The Major Prophets: An Overview

    The Major Prophets: An Overview

     

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  • How to Know If Your Church’s Office Tech Is Working against You

    How to Know If Your Church’s Office Tech Is Working against You

    Everyone who works in your church office likely uses some sort of technology for their job, whether it’s your Church Management System, an online scheduler, your website platform, or even...

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  • Top Children’s Hymns for Lent

    Top Children’s Hymns for Lent

    Lent is a reflective and beautiful time in the Church Year. As we prepare to enter this season, you may notice some children are more familiar with this time as one to “take a break” from...

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  • What does healthy youth ministry look like?1:01

    What does healthy youth ministry look like?

    Although the Word of God does not change, culture and context is different for every generation and each congregation. What does a healthy youth ministry look like? What kinds of congregations retain

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  • Malachi: An Overview

    Malachi: An Overview

    God speaks through Malachi to rebuke His people for their unrighteousness, specifically the priests for their failure to fulfill their duties and to those marrying foreign idolatrous...

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  • Church Management Software Features Your Small Church Actually Needs

    Church Management Software Features Your Small Church Actually Needs

    When a church is looking for a church management software solution, it can be overwhelming to determine what features your church needs and which are unnecessary.

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  • Patterns: February 2024 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Patterns: February 2024 Everyday Faith Calendar

    I’ve never been a person who really relied on or noticed patterns in my life. I never struggled with feeling too scheduled or the opposite feeling of overwhelmed with no structure. That...

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  • Music of the Month: Five Lenten Hymns for Two-Part Choir

    Music of the Month: Five Lenten Hymns for Two-Part Choir

    Five Lenten Hymns for Two-Part Choir is a collection of five two-part choir settings highlighting new hymn texts for Lent by hymn writers such as Lisa M. Clark and Stephen P. Starke. The...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Ephesians 5:22–33

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Ephesians 5:22–33

    When working with couples in premarital counseling, we study a range of topics germane to wedding and marriage, such as finances, children, in-laws, chores in the home, expectations, and...

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  • 3 Things Every Church Should Do to Keep Its Data More Secure

    3 Things Every Church Should Do to Keep Its Data More Secure

    In the digital age, it can be overwhelming to hear about data breaches, compromised credit card information, and scams that seemingly run rampant. Unfortunately, churches are not immune...

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