Ministry Practices For A Culture In Crisis

Unlike previous decades, the pace of cultural, moral and societal change seemingly has accelerated exponentially. In order to develop effective ministry strategies, we need to understand our times. “Ministry Practices For A Culture in Crisis” will present materials from The Fourth Turning. The authors of The Fourth Turning provide remarkable insights to help us more clearly understand our escalating cultural chaos. The session will conclude with insights and strategies for church leaders to enable them to more effectively address a culture in crisis.

Presenter: Pastor Tom Fischer
Pastor Tom Fischer, has been in ordained ministry since 1984. He received his M.Div. from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and an M.S.A. from Central Michigan University (1994). Passionate for ministry, Tom developed MinistryHealth.net to strengthen professional church workers. In 1995, he planted Lord of New Life Lutheran Church, Midland, Michigan. Most recently he became founding director of GoodLife Community Partnership. A former lay ministry trainer for the Michigan District-LCMS (“MLMI”) and adjunct instructor for Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Tom is also an accomplished church musician. He and his wife of thirty-five years, Cheryl, reside in Rochester Hills, Michigan. There Tom has served as pastor of Gethsemane Lutheran Church-LCMS, Rochester Hills, Michigan, since 2001.