The good news is that the Lutheran church is growing rapidly. The bad news is that it is only growing in Africa, in Asia and other corners of the world, not in the Americas or Europe, where we have been in steady decline for some time. In other parts of the globe Lutheran churches are working hard amid challenges and setbacks, finding strength as they follow the Spirit’s leadings to bring the gospel to God’s people. What can we learn from them as we accompany them in ministry?

The July cover story “Proclaiming God’s love: From Cambodia to Costa Rica” focuses on the growth of Lutheranism in these areas. Download a pdf of this study guide to receive four pages of discussion questions and the article.

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