On Wednesday, Mission & Ministry focused on Home Missions. After an opening devotion, Paul Seager, pastor at Christ Alone, Keller, Tex., spoke on his work as a home missionary. What started out as a planting of six adults and three children in 2010 has blossomed into a mission of 105 regular worshipers and 130 members.
From February 3-5, presenters from around the country and world—some in person, some via Skype—spoke to those who attended Mission & Ministry, an annual three-day event that highlights the worldwide work of WELS. Under the theme “Should I not be concerned about that great city,” 34 presenters from wide-ranging ministries spoke about their work. In addition, over 30 WELS organizations set up displays to share their work in God’s kingdom. Each day features a worship service, keynote address, an update from WELS areas of ministry, and ten workshops to choose from.
On Thursday, Feb. 6, Mission & Ministry focused on World Missions. Keynote speaker Paul Prange spoke on his work as global coordinator of cross-cultural outreach. He had interviewed many people from various ethnic groups to develop a Domestic Tool Kit for congregations to use. “The key insight for those congregations,” says Prange, “is to ask the members of the ethnic group what needs they have, and then to match the resources of the congregation to at least one of those needs.”
We are testing live streaming of our daily chapel this week, February 9-13. You may watch the live stream at 9:20 am CDT at http://new.livestream.com/wlslive. The daily chapel will continue to be archived every afternoon in its usual place on our website. Let us know what you think!