Are you familiar with the term guerrilla marketing? Coined in the 1980’s, it is a phrase that describes an advertisement strategy in which a company uses surprise or unconventional low-cost interactions to spread a message or promote a product or service. The term “guerilla evangelism” has been utilized in a variety of different forms and…

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Patience is considered a virtue but acts like a leaky bucket. No matter how hard you try to keep it full, the water is always running out. My problem is not an empty bucket but trying to find it. Like wallets, car keys, glasses, and iPhones, patience is a virtue that I keep losing. I…

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Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Boise, Idaho recently celebrated its twenty-fifty anniversary. The Lord is blessing the gospel ministry and giving thanks to him for almost six hundred baptized members. The WELS Board of Home Missions is providing support to help Cross of Christ begin a second site. With explosive growth in the Treasure…

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Arizona is pleasant place to visit in November. With temperatures in the lower 80’s, the warm dry air feels comfortable to the bones to those travelling from colder climates. Praise and Proclaim gives thanks to God for travelling to Glendale and partner with Grace Lutheran Church. With a wonderful mixture of old and new, Grace…

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Threatening weather forecasts cast doubt on whether faithful members from Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church were going to be able to plant gospel seeds on Saturday. We prayed for a window of opportunity and the Lord granted our request. Praise and Proclaim had the privilege to travel to La Porte, IN on October 25-26 to launch…

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The dual congregations at Trinity Lutheran in Lime Ridge, WI and St. John Lutheran in Hillpoint  have shared a pastor. With an aging membership, they were aware that it was going to be challenging to continue their gospel ministry. With less young families living in the area and the future job prospects slim, both congregations…

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I have a discovered a new term for evangelism this weekend. It’s called “ring witnessing”. Praise and Proclaim had the privilege of partnering with King of Kings Lutheran Church (founded in 1965) the weekend of October 4-6 to launch an outreach initiative in Willoughby, OH – a twenty five-minute drive east of downtown Cleveland. With…

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There are forty-three members of the incoming junior class at the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. When a person meets and works with them, they can confidently come away with the confidence and impression that the future of the gospel ministry in the WELS continues to be in good hands.

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Tucked away in the SE corner of Fond Du Lac, WI, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church has established itself as a congregation that serves the community and faithfully shares the Good News. With roots dating back to the 1940’s, Good Shepherd (515 baptized members) is one of four WELS congregations in Fond du Lac (estimated 2017…

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Seattle is a beautiful city. On a warm, sunny day during the summer, the majestic mountains and the glistening waters makes the Emerald City stand out as a wonderful place to visit. Illumine Church is a new mission restart in North Seattle. Pastor Kent Reeder arrived from South Carolina a few months ago. While maintaining…

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