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Luther Place Memorial Church, Washington, D.C.

Here's an excerpt from their profile:

Current Practice #2:  Experiential

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Family of God Lutheran, Bremerton, Wash

Here's an excerpt from their profile:

    Discovery #1: Connect with daily life

    Our survey results indicated folks want the sermon to help connect the Bible stories with their everyday

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First Baptist Church, Edmonton, Alberta

First Baptist Church, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is one of eight congregations participating in the Biblical Preaching Project within Luther Seminary's Vibrant Congregations Project grant.

According to the congregation's profile , First Baptist is the only church in the area with a traditional liturgical approach to Sunday morning worship services.

Here's an excerpt from their profile:

    Practice #3:  Learning the language of Spiritual Formation 

    We’ve developed a “5 year

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Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Buena Park, Calif

Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Buena Park, Calif., is one of eight congregations participating in the Biblical Preaching Project within Luther Seminary's Vibrant Congregations Project grant.

According to the congregation's profile , Good Shepherd has a wide demographic within the congregation.

Here's an excerpt from their profile:

    Challenge #3:  Develop personal story within sermons

    Personal story seems to resonate with many in the congregation. Paying attention to story

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Lake Nokomis Presbyterian, Minneapolis, Minn

Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, Minn., is one of eight congregations participating in the Biblical Preaching Project within Luther Seminary's Vibrant Congregations Project grant.

According to the congregation's profile , Lake Nokomis is celebrating it's 90th year, and is located in a changing urban neighborhood.

Here's an excerpt from their profile:

    Path #1: Deepening Prayer Practices

    Exploring more methods of corporate prayer using the senses and interactive participation. We’ve

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St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Cohasset, Mass

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Cohasset, Mass., is one of eight congregations participating in the Biblical Preaching Project within Luther Seminary's Vibrant Congregations Project grant.

According to the congregation's profile , St. Stephen's is a middle- to upper-class suburb, ethnically homogenous (Caucasian) and is a diverse parish when it comes to age and to theological outlook.

Here's an excerpt from their profile:

    Challenge #2: The “Time” Challenge

    Too much busyness and activity

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Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester, Minn

Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester, Minn., is one of eight congregations participating in the Biblical Preaching Project within Luther Seminary's Vibrant Congregations Project grant.

According to the congregation's profile , Zumbro's “code” – unnamed values that influence our actions and shape our reputation – include embracing tradition, expecting a certain level of excellence, and cultivating a strong sense of belonging.

Here's an excerpt from their profile:

    Discovery

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Trinity Episcopal Church, Escondido, Calif

Trinity Episcopal Church, Escondido, Calif., is one of eight congregations participating in the Biblical Preaching Project within Luther Seminary's Vibrant Congregations Project grant.

According to the congregation's profile , Trinity is a congregation with a history of conflict, some of it recent, which means that it can be hard to build a basis of trust from which to have deeper conversations.

Here's an excerpt from their profile:

    Path #2: 21st-century Communication of the Good News

    Based

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