May 14, 2019
May-June Issue of Layman Teems with Ministry Goodies!
Probably nothing is more gratifying to a ministry than to hear firsthand about the lives of people who have been changed by God's love and the redemptive power of Jesus' work on the cross. This issue again features stories from various places on the globe: Liberia, the U.S., Russia, South Korea, and Chile. These brief snapshots of people's changed lives is a powerful testament to God's goodness and grace—and His continual work in this world as He calls people unto Himself.
Leading off this issue is an in-depth piece on LHM's Gospel Adventures (formerly our Online Mission Trip). Written by Megan McDaniel, this article gives the details of this exciting program for kids, showing how it works and how it's being used by schools, congregations, and individuals. Readers will be glad to hear that LHM's Barna-based monograph Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age took Outreach Magazine's award for "Resource of the Year for Evangelism." This recognition speaks to the research quality of this piece and its practical utility in helping others understand evangelism and, especially, how we can all be more effective witnesses for Jesus.
Also, in this issue is the next Layman Bible study: Nurturing Your Faith: Called by God, the first of a four-part look at this important aspect of the Christian life. Around the world more of LHM's work is highlighted in places like Kenya, China, Panama and, through our social media website THRED, Central Asia. For those with Spanish-language interests, Sentido Latino, LHM's podcast, is now going to a weekly format. Two new courses are on deck for LHM Learn: Behind Bars I: Called to the Incarcerated and Behind Bars II: Serving the Incarcerated. Both offer excellent details on doing prison ministry, what it involves, how necessary it is, and how you can help serve those who are behind bars.
Comments from Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler, Speaker for The Lutheran Hour are included, along with those from Phil Johnson, chairman of the Int'l LLL Board of Directors, and Kurt Buchholz, president and CEO of LHM.
To check out the current issue online, go to LHM's homepage when you click here; then drop down to the bottom right of the page and you'll find it.
To receive The Lutheran Layman by mail six times a year, simply send your request and $5 to our offices at 660 Mason Ridge Center Dr., St. Louis, MO 63141.