Legacy Deo—A Partner in Mission

Did you know Legacy Deo (formerly Lutheran Foundation of Texas) supports the Texas District’s mission efforts? Thanks to past generosity of donors in the Lutheran community, Legacy Deo manages forty-six endowments and trusts totaling $6.5 million that ultimately benefit district ministries. Thirty of those accounts provide direct funding to mission

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From 32,000 Feet

  “We’ve just leveled off at our cruising altitude of 32,000 feet and we’re expecting a smooth ride, so I’m going to turn off the ‘fasten seatbelt sign’…” Those words, just spoken by the captain of the jet I’m on as this blog is being written caused me to look

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Momentum in 2016 and 2017

Ten new word and sacrament congregations were planted in the Texas District in 2016, bringing the total of new churches started since 2004 to 113. That means one new congregation has been planted in Texas every six weeks for thirteen years! We praise God for His Kingdom work among us

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True Concord

In the introduction of The Lutheran Confessions: The History and Theology of the Book of Concord, Arand, Kolb, and Nestingen write: “Unlike most, Lutherans are among those who define their way of life through the public confession of their faith in Jesus Christ.” The same indicate that Lutherans, compared to

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They All Know the Mission

We tendered to land at a small town named Kailua-Kona, located on the “Big Island.” What a beautiful venue. Some may know this community as the start of the annual Ironman World competition. We were not there to participate. In fact, my wife and I simply took a leisurely stroll

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