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“What Will It Look Like?” A Ministry Q and A

Ariel Otterstad, Associate PastorLiving Word Lutheran ChurchKaty, Texas Please tell us about your ministry context. I serve a large (for our Synod) congregation in a western suburb of Houston. We have a staff of 15 and prior to COVID-19, worshipped around 500 people on a Sunday. Obviously now that looks very different. We worship between 100-150 […]

You Are Enough: Reentering Ministry After a Pandemic

by Elizabeth Hood It is difficult to even put into words the emotions and experiences of this past year, as we survived this pandemic and our rapidly changing world. As we emerge out of this time it is hard to even know what the long-term effects will be, but life certainly changed and gave us […]

Reentry into Children’s Ministry

by Ruth Ideen-Sall It is time for reentry to church for families and children after the interruption of the pandemic. The experiences of the past year have marked all of us forever, and perhaps most of all, it has altered the lives of our children. When I think about all the children of my congregation, […]

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