Outreach Ministry Resources

The Nebraska Synod Outreach Table has compiled a list of helpful resources for congregations to use in their ministry contexts.



1. Living Lutheran: Renewing Your Congregation by Dave Daubert (Feb 1, 2007)

2. Unbinding the Gospel:  Real Life Evangelism, 2nd Edition by Martha Grace Reese (2008)

3. Reclaiming the E Word: Waking Up to Our Evangelical Identity by Kelly A. Fryer (Mar 1, 2008)

4. Growing Young:  Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church by Kara Powell, Jake Mulder, and Brad Griffin (Sep 20, 2016)

5. Faithful Metrics:  A Field Guide to Measuring Mission without Missing the Moments by Peggy Hahn (2018)

6. Memories, Hopes, and Conversations:  Appreciative Inquiry, Missional Engagement, and Congregational Change, 2nd Edition by Mark Lau Branson (2016)

7. Discovering Hope:  Building Vitality in Rural Congregations by David Poling-Goldenne and L. Shannon Jung (2001)

8. Who Moved My Pulpit?: Leading Change in the Church by Thom S. Rainer (Jun 1, 2016)

9. Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive by Thom S. Rainer (May 1, 2014)

10. I Am a Church Member: Discovering the Attitude that Makes the Difference by Thom S. Rainer (May 1, 2013)

11. Simple Church: Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples:  by Thom S. Rainer and Eric Geiger (Jun 2011)

12. The Digital Cathedral:  Networked Ministry in a Wireless World by Keith Anderson


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  • Nebraska Synod Staff