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Exodus Celebration of Hope Dinner Print E-mail
Exodus Exodus World Services drew its largest crowd ever for its Celebration of Hope Banquet on April 15, 2016. Over 700 hundred people were in attendance to support and celebrate the work of Exodus volunteers who welcome refugees to America. The guest speaker for the event was NBA player Luol Deng. Deng, whose family was assisted by EWS said, "There are a lot of people who want to help refugees but don't know how to get connected. Exodus is a way you can reach out and help"

In 2015, with a modest staff of two, Exodus World Services mobilized the Christian community to welcome 833 refugees to the Chicago metropolitan area. Most of these refugees were women and children. The key to their success is educating congregations about refugee ministry and connecting volunteers with incoming refugees. The education process includes teaching practical service projects and equipping leaders to advocate on behalf of refugees.

To learn more about this caring ministry, or volunteer visit www.exodusworldservice.org or find them on Facebook.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 13:53
 
Mark Your Calendars for the Spring 2016 Church and School Secretaries Conference Print E-mail

Who Ya Gonna Call?
Disaster and Crisis Preparedness for Churches

DR Disaster and Crisis happens to other people…not us. Tornados, fires, earthquakes, gunman…you see it on the news…always somewhere else…never at home. Then, it happens. Now what? You were simply not prepared. The time to prepare is NOW. Before the unthinkable happens.

Have you thought about…

  • How do we reach our members?
  • Are our vital records safe, secure and where are they?
  • What is the Disaster Chain of Command?
  • Where do we meet if our building is destroyed?

Are you Ready? Who ya gonna call?

Natural Disaster and Crisis can and do strike anywhere, anytime. It is impossible to prevent it from happening, but it IS POSSIBLE to be PREPARED.

In a Disaster Preparedness Seminar and Workshop presented by Tim Hetzner, President of Lutheran Church Charities and Disaster/Crisis Response Director, your congregational and school leadership will be guided through the process of developing and implementing a Disaster and Crisis Readiness Plan.

DR In this Secretarial Conference preview session, Tim will offer a brief overview of what the seminar/workshop will include. You will take away valuable information that you can share with your leadership and schedule a workshop in the near future.

If the unthinkable does happen, BE PREPARED to calmly share the Mercy and Compassion of Jesus Christ to those in your church and community during a time of Crisis or Disaster.

The Seminar and Workshop will teach ways to:

  • Protect property
  • Continue services
  • Care for members
  • Protect members in Church on Sunday in the event of a shooter
  • Recover or repair disaster-related damages
  • Protect Church records
  • Communicate when communication has been disabled

So join us for a valuable and insightful session that will answer the question Who Ya Gonna Call?

Click Here to Register

Conference Times and Locations

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6200 Vollmer Rd, Matteson, Illinois

Thursday, April 21, 2016
The Pointe, 5650 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, Illinois

Friday, April 22, 2016
Lutheran Church Charities, 3020 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, Illinois

Check in begins at 11:45 AM
Conference times: 12:00 to 4:00 PM
The cost is $10.00 per person, which includes lunch.

Church secretaries, school secretaries and all administrative support staff are welcome to attend. For more information e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 March 2016 12:58
 
LCC Staff Attend ALMA Conference Print E-mail
ALMA Conference LCC staff members Dianna Bonfield and Jeanine Weintz attended the annual ALMA (Association of Lutheran Mission Agencies) Conference in St. Louis on January, 28-29, 2016. ALMA is dedicated “To connecting and equipping Lutheran for God’s Mission”. The Keynote speaker, The Rev. Gregory P. Seltz from the Lutheran Hour, presented a message entitled “Christian Confidence when Worldviews Collide”.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 12:37
 
Short Courses /Small Group Bible Studies Available! Print E-mail

Are you looking for small group Bible studies that are in-depth, biblically sound and challenging? Then consider these new offerings from WORD. Each course is a stand alone Bible Study ranging in length from one to ten weeks. Each session has been divided into two parts so the courses can be adapted to study times ranging from 45 to 90 minutes. These courses are provided free of charge to your small group by Lutheran Church Charities.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Contact Lutheran Church Charities at 866-455-6466, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and tell us which course you’re interested in, or  fill out the form online now...
    Small Groups - Indicate Your Interest Here
  2. Let us know when you plan to start and approximately when you expect to finish

Let us know when you plan to start and approximately when you expect to finish. There is no charge for the use of the materials. The refundable deposit amount (listed below) will only be charged if the materials are not returned

We hope that you enjoy being part of WORD and that we are able to help you develop a deeper understanding of the Biblical text and your relationship with this Galilean named Jesus.

Class Topic Duration Deposit Amount
James 5 - 10 Sessions $250
Philippians 6 - 12 Sessions $250
Jude 1 - 2 Sessions $150
Jonah 3 - 6 Sessions $150
Proverbs 10 - 20 Sessions $350
Know That God Exists 1 - 2 Sessions $150
Esther 5 - 10 Sessions $250

Your class members can register online for access to study questions and other support materials. They can also view each session online. This is a real benefit for members who travel or have to miss a session.

When you finish with the materials simply return them to Lutheran Church Charities.

Download the HOST AGREEMENT for the Short Courses

To Get Started

Call the Lutheran Church Charities office toll-free at (866) 455-6466, or click here to fill out the online form to Indicate Your Interest.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 July 2015 14:29
 
How to Conduct a Successful Mission Fair - LCC's Newest Resource FREE for Congregations! Print E-mail
Has your church considered hosting a Mission Fair for your congregation? For your Community? Tim Hetzner and staff of LCC have put together an online resource that can help you do this. It is a step by step guide on how to plan a successful Mission Fair - along with sample letters and everything you will need. In fact, if you are planning a Mission Fair, LCC will help you promote it - all free of charge.

Request your copy of HOW TO CONDUCT A SUCCESSFUL MISSION FAIR here or call Lutheran Church Charities at 866-455-6466.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 April 2011 15:37
 
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