Pastoral Formation - An Analysis of Decline and an AntidoteJune 21, 2017 Lutheran CORE / Rev. Dr. Mark Mattes
Until the last forty years, the overall trajectory of North American Lutheranism, and western Christianity as well, has been growth. The motto of Henry Melchior Muhlenburg, patriarch of North American Lutheranism, was “the church must be planted.” Why is the American church NOT forming pastors who are planters? Can this change, and if so, how?