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21 Leadership Qualities You Should Have
Matthew Pearson – (507) 354-8221 ext 305 or pearsms@mlc-wels.edu 
Sharing 21 leadership qualities school, church leaders should have
Length: 2-3 hours | Projector and Screen Required | Internet Required
Communication skills
Mark Paustian – (507) 354-8221 ext 343 or paustima@mlc-wels.edu
Congregational assimilation
Lawrence Olson – (507) 354-8221 ext 252 or olsonlo@mlc-wels.edu
Evangelism in times of crisis
Ross Stelljes – (507) 354-8221 ext 362 or stelljra@mlc-wels.edu
“God moves in a mysterious way his wonders to perform” (CW 420:1), including during times of crisis. I tell three real-life stories–from when I served as pastor at Living Savior, Littleton, CO–of personal crises in the lives of members and prospective members of the congregation which illustrate how God uses crises to open doors for gospel witnessing.
Length: 1.5 – 2 hours | Projector and Screen Required
Faith-based school leadership
Robert Klindworth – (507) 354-8221 ext 223 or klindwrf@mlc-wels.edu
Get Parents Sharing
Matthew Pearson – (507) 354-8221 ext 305 or pearsms@mlc-wels.edu
Ideas to start and maintain a healthy parenting ministry at your congregation and school.
Length: 1 to 3 hours | Projector and Screen Required | Internet Required
Home-and-school relationships
Cheryl Loomis – (507) 354-8221 ext 346 or loomisca@mlc-wels.edu
How to Apply Jesus’ Master Plan of Evangelism
John Boeder – (507) 354-8221 ext 310 or boederjc@mlc-wels.edu
Involving youth in outreach
John Boeder – (507) 354-8221 ext 310 or boederjc@mlc-wels.edu
Leading change
John Meyer – (507) 354-8221 ext 398 or meyerjd@mlc-wels.edu
Making the Most of Catechism Instruction
John Meyer – (507) 354-8221 ext 398 or meyerjd@mlc-wels.edu
Presents current research information on learning and how to plan catechism lessons accordingly. Includes best practice for memory work and homework.
Member ministry
Lawrence Olson – (507) 354-8221 ext 252 or olsonlo@mlc-wels.edu
Ministry Is…
Ross Stelljes – (507) 354-8221 ext 362 or stelljra@mlc-wels.edu
I used this as a ministerial recruitment approach while doing classroom presentations to WELS high school students and I felt that it was well-received. I’m thinking it could work in other settings as well for recruitment. I just put up a whole bunch of titles on the screen, and let people pick a title and then I’d tell the story from my ministry behind it. Tried to hit on uplifting, challenging, and some of the more abnormal stories..

Length: 1-1.5 hours | Screen/projector requested
Ministry to inactive members
Lawrence Olson – (507) 354-8221 ext 252 or olsonlo@mlc-wels.edu
Mission of the church
Lawrence Olson – (507) 354-8221 ext 252 or olsonlo@mlc-wels.edu
Narrative witnessing
Mark Paustian – (507) 354-8221 ext 343 or paustima@mlc-wels.edu
Pastoral counseling skills
John Boeder – (507) 354-8221 ext 310 or boederjc@mlc-wels.edu
Preaching on the Parables
John Boeder – (507) 354-8221 ext 310 or boederjc@mlc-wels.edu
Professional growth in the WELS
John Meyer – (507) 354-8221 ext 398 or meyerjd@mlc-wels.edu
Staff ministry
Lawrence Olson – (507) 354-8221 ext 252 or olsonlo@mlc-wels.edu
Strategic planning for churches & schools
Steven Thiesfeldt – (507) 354-8221 ext 211 or thiesfsr@mlc-wels.edu
The Lutheran Chapel Service
James Pope – (507) 354-8221 ext 239 or popejf@mlc-wels.edu
Beginning in 1949, the Lutheran Chapel Service has served its listeners with Scripture readings, sermon, hymns and prayers. Broadcast locally on KNUJ, 860-AM, the service is thought to be the longest continuously-broadcast religious program on radio in the state of Minnesota. The program is also live-streamed on the Internet. The presentation offers a history of the service.
Length: 1 hour
Urban Educational Ministry at MLC
Benjamin Clemons – (507) 354-8221 ext 262 or clemonbp@mlc-wels.edu
This presentation describes why and how the UEM minor has been developed at MLC including details of the course work.
Length: 30-45 minutes | Projector and Screen Required
Using Early Childhood Education for Mission Outreach
Michael Otterstatter – (507) 354-8221 ext 386 or ottersmj@mlc-wels.edu
Using early childhood education to reach out with the Gospel by creating a plan to implement strategies for increasing mission outreach.
Length: 10-15 hours | Projector and Screen Required
WELS Chaplain Certification Program
James Pope – (507) 354-8221 ext 239 or popejf@mlc-wels.edu
Because it is increasingly difficult to gain entrance to institutions and minister in those settings, WELS developed a program to credential individuals and hone their skills in chaplaincy work. The presentation explains the program, courses and applicability in ministry.
Length: One hour
WELS Q & A
James Pope – (507) 354-8221 ext 239 or popejf@mlc-wels.edu
The presenter is the feature editor for the question and answer column in Forward in Christ and the responder to questions submitted to WELS’ web site. The presentation focuses on the variety of questions that have been submitted.

Length: One hour | Screen/projector requested.