The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Magazine as ministry

Nebraska congregation captures community with publication

Once upon a time, a graphic artist and a preacher got to talking about their dreams to create something beyond themselves and their daily work. Their dreams, talent and work at an Omaha, Neb., congregation converged to create Millard Avenues.

And that's how St. Paul Lutheran Church in Millard, a small town absorbed into Omaha 30 years ago, decided to serve the community by publishing a real magazine, not just a slick church newsletter. It launched the semiannual magazine last fall, and a second issue came out in May.

Millard Avenues targets residents of southwestern Omaha, including the historic neighborhood of Millard, with articles about the church and community. The premier issue included stories on the arts, plans for downtown redevelopment and St. Paul's preschool.

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