Transforming Churches Network


Dear Pastors and Congregational Leaders,

Empowering people is the HINGE that opens the door for maximum missional impact in the community.  Without this powerful hinge in place, the other hinges will be weak or ineffective.  The four key ingredients of empowerment are:
1)  Biblical teaching
2)  Real Life Experience
3)  Affirmation of Passion
4)  Equipping and Releasing people for service.
This event provides the framework for this pivotal hinge, as well as practical examples of how to keep it oiled up and in good, working order!

Make plans to attend “Empowering God’s People for Mission and Ministry” on Saturday, December 1, at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Kansas City.  To register, click the link to Online Registration below or simply have one person from your congregation contact Lori with the name of your congregation and the names of the people attending by November 28.

What are people saying about the fall Hinge Events?  We asked participants what they found most compelling:
Found out it is not about how to help my church but what God can do to help us
Discussion with area congregations and brainstorming
Our job is to share God’s love, not fill pews
How to show love and be a presence in our community
At first, I was thinking of bringing people into our church. My perspective has changed to one of how our church can reach out to them.
Servant Events/Service Projects – to connect heart and knowledge
Seeing what TCN is doing in our district
Developing community outreach action steps
Growing by serving others more, meeting less.

Upcoming Hinge Event

Title:  “Empowering God’s People for Mission and Ministry”
December 1, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Our Saviour Lutheran Church
4153 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66103
Registration Deadline:  November 28
Link to Online Registration

The cost is $15 per person OR $100 per congregation for 10 or more people and includes lunch and materials.  Bring payment to the event, with checks payable to Kansas District LCMS.

For more information about the Transforming Churches Network and Hinge Events, visit our website,, look under Event Links and click on TCN Hinge Events.  If you have any questions, contact Lori Hennessey at 800-357-4421 ext. 223 or

Contact Information

·       Mark Frith, Assistant to the President:,  785-357-4441 or 800-357-4421 ext. 222
·       Lori Hennessey, Administrative Assistant:, 785-357-4441 or 800-357-4421 ext. 223

Empowering churches to open new
doors into the community.

Lori Hennessey
Kansas District LCMS
800-357-4421 ext. 223
785-357-4441 ext. 223
Fax: 785-357-5071

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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