Biblical Fluency Project

Profile: St. Paul Lutheran Church, Neenah, Wis.

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Neenah, Wis., is one of 11 congregations participating in the Biblical Fluency Project within Luther Seminary's Vibrant Congregations Project grant.

According to the congregation's profile , St. Paul has an interesting combination of long-time families and "newcomers" in membership.

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    C. Current Practices

    Current Practice #3: Bible Highlighting for 3rd graders

    Adults in the congregation are recruited to highlight the Bibles our 3rd

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Profile: St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church, White Bear Lake, Minn.

St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church, White Bear Lake, Minn., is one of 11 congregations participating in the Biblical Fluency Project within Luther Seminary's Vibrant Congregations Project grant.

According to the congregation's profile , St. John in the Wilderness draws members from much of the Twin Cities area and are experiencing gradual but steady growth. Our worship style honors our traditional roots but encompasses contemporary music and biblical preaching.

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Profile: North Emanuel Lutheran Church, Saint Paul, Minn.

North Emanuel Lutheran Church in St. Paul, Minn., is one of 11 congregations participating in the Biblical Fluency Project within Luther Seminary's Vibrant Congregations Project grant.

According to the congregation's profile , North Emanuel is primarily Caucasian, Scandinavian background with some Liberian, Native American, Latino and biracial families.

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    C. Current Practices

    Current Practice #3: Treasured Bible Verses

    People were invited to submit their

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Profile: Immanuel Lutheran, Saratoga, Calif.

Immanuel Lutheran Church in Saratoga, Calif., is one of 11 congregations participating in the Biblical Fluency Project within Luther Seminary's Vibrant Congregations Project grant.

According to the congregation's profile , Immanuel is situated in an area has never been a “Lutheran home”; rather, the birth and growth of the church, in times past, has been due to MLT -- Midwest Lutheran Transplant. We have been transitioning from being a MLT congregation to a Christian congregation (that

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Profile: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Woodstock, Ga.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Woodstock, Ga., is one of 11 congregations participating in the Biblical Fluency Project within Luther Seminary's Vibrant Congregations Project grant.

According to the congregation's profile , Good Shepherd considers itself called, gathered, and blessed to be a community and instrument of grace for all sheep of the Good Shepherd.

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    E. Opportunities for Growth

    Challenge #1: Grow Confidence among Members

    Our online surveys indicate

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Profile: First Lutheran Church, White Bear Lake, Minn.

First Lutheran Church in White Bear Lake, Minn., is one of 11 congregations participating in the Biblical Fluency Project within Luther Seminary's Vibrant Congregations Project grant.

According to the congregation's profile , First Lutheran Church is a 125-year old church grounded in the Bible with a focus on loving Jesus, growing as disciples, and serving others.

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    C. Current Practices

    Current Practice #1: The Big God Story – Story of God, Story of

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Profile: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Prescott Valley, Ariz.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, in Prescott Valley, Ariz., is one of 11 congregations participating in the Biblical Fluency Project within Luther Seminary's Vibrant Congregations Project grant.

According to the congregation's profile , Emmanuel Lutheran Church is consistently described as a welcoming and friendly congregation. This healthy sense of openness has created a culture of community, a sense of family and a love for the revealed Word of God.

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    E. Opportunities

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Profile: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minn.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minn., is one of 11 congregations participating in the Biblical Fluency Project within Luther Seminary's Vibrant Congregations Project grant.

According to the congregation's profile , Bethlehem is located in the center city and draws members from around the metropolitan area. In the last 15 years, the number of people worshiping has doubled.

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F. Paths of Engagement

Path #3: Approachable and Digestible Resources

In cooperation

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Profile: Kindred Lutheran, Kindred, N.D.

Kindred Lutheran Church, in Kindred, N.D., is one of 11 congregations participating in the Biblical Fluency Project within Luther Seminary's Vibrant Congregations Project grant.

According to the congregation's profile , Kindred is a small town/rural congregation founded in 1887 in the town of Kindred, which has a population of about 675. It's also a bedroom community for people working in Fargo. The context is fluid. New, younger families are moving to the community while older members move to Fargo

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Profile: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Northbrook, Ill.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is located in Northbrook, Ill. It's one of 11 congregations participating in the Biblical Fluency Project within Luther Seminary's Vibrant Congregations Project grant.

According to the congregation's profile , Gloria Dei is actively engaged in serving the community with strong partnerships with the local food bank, youth service organizations and other community groups

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    D. Discoveries from Listening Process

    Discovery #1: People at Gloria

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