Action in Ministry
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March 19, 2019 : Rescuing Structures and Lives
Guest: Chris Shearman
A mission-minded, community focused organization is turning dilapidated buildings into community treasures. Find out how these transformations are not only rescuing buildings but changing lives. That's on this "Action in Ministry."
March 5, 2019 : Sin Fronteras Hispanic Ministry
Guest: Rachel Theolus
This mission-minded woman lives life to serve others and has a special ministry to Hispanic children. Hear how she is showing the love of Christ in the St.Louis metro area to Spanish speaking families.
February 19, 2019 : Vacation Bible School Success
Guest: Kellie Hudson
Vacation Bible School has been a tradition in churches all across our nation for years. Hear why Hope Church is known in the community by their over-and-above VBS program and how they make it such a success.
February 5, 2019 : Aim High Academy
Guest: Jennifer Patterson
Ministry through back bends and balance beams teaches competitive level gymnastics skills but also offers hope and meaning to children's lives. Hear all about "Aim High Academy" on this "Action in Ministry."
January 22, 2019 : Ministry Chicago Style
Guest: Dave VanWinkle
A church in uptown Chicago adopts their block; feeding the hungry, caring for the elderly and extending love to all they meet. Hear how Missio Dei Chicago passionately shares Jesus with their community.
January 8, 2019 : Stephen Ministry Helps the Hurting
Guest: Ann Tobin and Pastor Bill Wilson and Pastor Justin
Churches are able to help the hurting in a systematic, yet personal way when they are equipped as a Stephen minister. Here how this ministry cares for the hurting in the church and among their community.
December 25, 2018 : A Refugee Christmas
Guest: Joanie Akers and Lisa
Thousands of refugees in the St.Louis area experience difficulty in beginning their new journey. But a local organization not only helps meet their needs but shows them the love the Jesus in a special way at Christmastime.
December 11, 2018 : Heart to Heart with Rev. Dr. Zeigler
Guest: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
From the local church to the global outreach of Lutheran Hour Ministries, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler's heart for outreach is unchanged. We're talking "outreach" with LHM's new Speaker of "The Lutheran Hour" on this "Action in Ministry."
November 27, 2018 : Journey to Bethlehem
Guest: Bill Sontag
Journey to Bethlehem takes 15-thousand visitors to the Christmas story through an outdoor drama of live actors, animals and Biblical scenes. Hear how Christmas comes to life on this "Action in Ministry."
November 13, 2018 : Football Ministry
Guest: Lane Reuter, Erik Christensen and Doug Werth
Opportunities to share the Gospel come with team dinners and cheering for touchdowns for a Nashville church. Hear how this congregation is loving their community in Christ's name and developing a beautiful partnership.
October 30, 2018 : Shower Up Nashville
Guest: Paul Schmitz
While many homeless have access to clothing and food provisions, very few have access to a shower. A Nashville couple is meeting a great need and giving hope with their ministry, "Shower Up."
October 16, 2018 : Take a Hike in Ministry
Guest: Pastor Mark Friedrich
When you love to hike, why not invite along your friends and neighbors for a natural opportunity for ministry in action. Hear how one Arizona pastor uses nature as a springboard for ministry on this "Action in Ministry."
October 2, 2018 : The Turkey Blessing
Guest: David Lanius and Matt Schelp
While many look forward to a wonderful Thanksgiving meal with loved ones, one St. louis church is prepping for a great turkey blessing for those who might otherswise miss out! Call it a modern day feeding of the 5-thousand!
September 18, 2018 : Public School Partnership
Guest: Bill Marsaw and Kelly Sperduto
When Hope Church asked Long Ridge Elementary what their needs were, they had no idea the impact they'd make on the students, faculty and the church. Hear how ministry can work in public schools on this, "Action in Ministry."
September 4, 2018 : One Culdesac At a Time
Guest: Becky Wade
When Redeemer Lutheran in Richmond, Virginia, realized a high percentage of those living around then were unchurched they decided to take the church to them. Hear about how the Culdesac Ministry is reaching families in their community in a fun and inviting way.
August 21, 2018 : Church Theater Impacts Community for Christ
Guest: Larry Jost and Dianne Mueller
One musical production has opened the doors for an entire theater production ministry at one St. Louis church. It's not only for members but has given opportunities for the entire community.
August 7, 2018 : International Ministry Reaches Jewish Communities
Guest: Steve Cohen
Much of the Jewish community in the United States and around the world remains unreached with the Gospel. Hear how "Apple of His Eye" is spreading the good news of Jesus as Messiah.
July 24, 2018 : Quilting for God
Guest: Barb Bitterman
A little needle and thread can go a long way when ministering to the community and this multi-generational ministry is reaching the community like never imagined.
July 10, 2018 : Rebuilding Community in East St. Louis
Guest: Dr. Willie Stallworth
East St. Louis has been devastated by poverty leaving that community in desperate need. Dr. Willie Stallworth helps rebuild this community through God's love and a lot of hard work.
June 26, 2018 : POBLO International Provides Refuge and Help
Guest: Gary Rohwer
Many refugees and immigrants in the United States will never meet a American, but POBLO International is working to change that. Hear how POBLO International connects refugees and immigrants to local Christians who show them the love, compassion and forgiveness of Jesus Christ.
June 12, 2018 : The Hope Movement
Guest: Desiree Skeya and Wendi Barfield
Climbing out of addiction is wrought with many trials. Hear how "The Hope Movement" is bridging the gap for young women striving for full physical and spiritual recovery.
May 29, 2018 : A Church of All Nations
Guest: Chris Paavola
Your church should be as diverse as the community it serves. See how one St. Louis church lives out this motto as they effectively reach those from across the globe with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
May 15, 2018 : Exploring Missions in Cambodia Online
Guest: Jon Christopher and Samantha Prinster
No packing involved for this Mission Trip. Just hop online and join our Lutheran Hour Ministries team as they travel to Cambodia. Hear all about Online Mission Trips on this "Action in Ministries."
May 1, 2018 : Community Embraces Fitness Church
Guest: Chad Kirchoff
The combination of fitness and church may seem unusual, but for a pastor in Hastings, Minnesota it is working. Hear how a community diverse in ethnicity, age, interest and religious background are flocking to "Redo Fitness."
April 17, 2018 : Sharing Jesus at Peace Park
Guest: Otis Woodard
Otis Woodard shares the love of Jesus on the streets as he ministers to the homeless, the addicted and the hungry. His work in Peace Park, alongside College Park Lutheran Church and countless volunteers, is making a difference in the lives and hearts of many every day.