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7/9/20
By: Nick Mundis
Church: Oak Hill Church, Bloomington MN
Description: This is the description. Beep boop beep. I am a robot, hear me beep.
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You Matter!
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10/07/2021
By: Nick Mundis
Church: Church of the Lutheran Brethren Denominational Offices
Description: I have a confession – I am a grown man that loves hugs. I love them from my wife, my kids, my parents, my friends, or anyone else that wants to hug me. I love the comfort and the warmth a hug delivers. I love everything that is packed into that embrace. I believe that […]
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Hope is a Beautiful Word
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09/30/2021
By: Nick Mundis
Church: Church of the Lutheran Brethren Denominational Offices
Description: There is a cloud of apathy, anger, and angst that seems never to go away these days for so many people. Smiles, joy, and peace just don’t seem as common as they once did. An underlying tone in many conversations I have is a sense of hopelessness. For a couple of minutes, let’s reconsider what […]
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Parenting Generation Screen
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09/23/2021
By: Mark Johannesen
Church: Church of the Lutheran Brethren Denominational Offices
Description: Parents, as you read Jonathan McKee’s newest book, “Parenting Generation Screen,” you might be inclined to cancel your kids’ cell phone service, but be encouraged to keep reading it for many great practical insights into helping your teens manage the responsibility of technology. In it, you will hear tons of gospel-based relationship building tips for […]
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Congregational Vitality and Revitalization
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09/16/2021
By: Nick Mundis
Church: Church of the Lutheran Brethren Denominational Offices
Description: What is Vitality? Congregational vitality is about dying to self and about new life, it is about living life together intentionally, it is about God’s “stuff” being the stuff we want for our lives. It is a journey that is both adventurous and treacherous. Vitality is not a program; it is a pathway… a transformative […]
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I Didn't Get It
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09/09/2021
By: Ryan Nilsen
Church: Church of the Lutheran Brethren Denominational Offices
Description: I didn’t get it. Years ago, when I was a parish pastor, I first heard about a group of CLB pastors in my area that were passionate about planting CLB churches in cities. I remember not understanding why they were driven to start city churches. Why so focused on cities? I didn’t get it. The […]
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Ministry in a Culture of Fear
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09/02/2021
By: Nick Mundis
Church: Church of the Lutheran Brethren Denominational Offices
Description: Sex still sells in our context, but I believe the prominent tool to get attention today has become FEAR. It sells, draws hits, and we seem to be drawn to it even though we claim we are tired of reading about it. We are fed it continuously from the vantage point with which we are […]
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JOY: The Tone of God’s People
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08/26/2021
By: Nick Mundis
Church: Church of the Lutheran Brethren Denominational Offices
Description: Thanks so much for engaging the Forge and this blog. I wanted to give you a quick overview of what to expect from this blog in the near future. Our hope is to encourage you with useful information as you serve the Lord and your congregation in our unified call to make disciples. Our goal […]
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