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Congregations: They come in all sizes Cover story

Congregations: They come in all sizes

But it's not as simple as tall, grande and venti

The best of both worlds? Cover story

The best of both worlds?

Midsize congregations

Where everyone probably does know your name Cover story

Where everyone probably does know your name

Small congregations

Where hundreds, even thousands, gather in God's name Cover story

Where hundreds, even thousands, gather in God's name

Large and larger congregations

Features

Affirming the gifts of youth Features

Affirming the gifts of youth

Each year, the Southeastern Synod trains servant leaders

JONAH hears God's call Features

JONAH hears God's call

They do ministry through community organizing

Papua New Guinea's dynamite women Features

Papua New Guinea's dynamite women

Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman inspires Lutherans to challenge their cultures

The calling of caregiving Features

The calling of caregiving

Only a spiritual focus can sustain compassion

Unprepared for suffering Features

Unprepared for suffering

We don't know how to handle this challenge to faith

When pastors divorce Features

When pastors divorce

A congregation may feel betrayal, sadness, anger or guilt

Pass the faith

Dating Pass the faith

Dating

The experience produces life skills

Now what? Age cutoff for pew snacking Pass the faith

Now what? Age cutoff for pew snacking

At what age should children participate in worship?

Faces

Mobile ministry Faces

Mobile ministry

Wheelchairs aid forgotten poor

On the right road Faces

On the right road

Reporter keeps Houston moving

Youngchurch

Adding up pennies and more Youngchurch

Adding up pennies and more

Youth give their offerings to help others

Web exclusives

The Way We Were: 1905 Web exclusive

The Way We Were: 1905


Columnists

News

Departments

African council condemns West

Alexei II dies

An uplifting gift

Bethlehem: 23% unemployed

Blooming in the barrio

Church life update

Church reacts to human need

Clergy sabbatical grants

Climate change statement

Economic resource for synods

Facts & figures

Finding refuge in Congo

Gifts in Texas

Hawaii hands

LDRNY closes

Learn from ICE raid

Lefse lover a 'cultural treasure'

Luther & human rights

Marshall, former LCA president, dies

New Anglican denomination

Norway: Bishop to resign

Pakistan's Christians serve all

Pan-Lutheran prayer for U.S.

Parsonage pantry

Poll: Religious influence waning

Quote

Quote: Munib A. Younan

Raise awareness on trafficking

Re-gifting to the ELCA

Recession & worship attendance

Removing Mugabe 'risky'

Same Easter?

Study: Youth value spirituality

Time for a 'greener' economy?

Vatican on homosexuality

Virginia: Legal win for traditionalists

WCC honors Global Priorities

Welcome kit

Best this month: Sin Boldly and The Tale of Despereaux

Higher education: Luther College offers parents social networking and more

Letters: Isaiah vs. Machiavelli
Do they speak to us today?

Light Side: Fasten your seat belt, Jesus

Reflection: Marked for a moment
On Ash Wednesday we face death and life

E-newsletter: Do I really have to call you Pastor?
Yes, it's a matter of respect

E-newsletter: Pour in the good news

E-newsletter: Solitude and silence

E-newsletter: Sowing seeds for peace

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