How to be a real man

How to be a real man

More than conquerors

More than conquerors

Now is still the time

Now is still the time

Freely forgiven

Freely forgiven

Confessions of faith: The Bunco girls

What's inside

Now is the time. That’s the phrase WELS World Missions used more than 20 years ago as it began exploring the idea of opening a regional seminary in Hong Kong. Twenty years after Asia Lutheran Seminary opened, its current president Jonathan Bare reminds us that now is still the time to train workers throughout Asia—people like Marzan Venus, featured on the cover—to share God’s message of grace.

Now is the time. In 1964, a group of Lutheran women dedicated themselves to serving Jesus by supporting WELS missionaries and missions around the world. Now is still the time as 60 years later the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society continues to learn about, pray for, and support gospel outreach ministry at home and abroad. Read about the group’s beginning as told through the eyes of one of its first officers.

Now is the time. We all are Christ’s witnesses, whether it is inviting people from the neighborhood bunco game to church, confronting our neighbor and his sin using God’s Word, growing in faith as a family, or performing acts of kindness in the local community (p. 26).

Don’t let the opportunities pass you by.

- Julie Wietzke, managing editor

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Virtual Bible study survey

Forward in Christ launched its first live, online Bible study in January. It was based on Pastor Greg Lyon's Bible study series, "What if it's true . . ." We're planning to host another in October based on Pastor Charles Degner's new Bible study series, "When politics drives you crazy." Take this survey and help us know what you'd like to see in a virtual Bible study.

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