January 2015

With this new year, we're excited to share a few new series with you.

The first series is "Heart to heart: Parent conversations." Designed to have the feel of a conversation between parents, this new column will feature a diverse group of parents discussing a different topic each month.

This month's topic is how families are adjusting to life in the digital age. Additional online content, including introductions to our column writers and longer versions of their printed articles, will be available at www.wels.net/forwardinchrist. This column is meant to be interactive, so send in your thoughts and stories.

The second is "Mission stories." This new series will highlight how God is blessing the work of WELS World Missions. Each month we will focus on a particular mission field and introduce you to one of its national workers or members. In this issue, you meet Faidal Kubala Beza, a national pastor from the Lutheran Church of Central Africa–Malawi, and learn what it is like serving as a minister in Africa. We're excited to introduce you to some of your brothers and sisters in Christ around the world. Keep them in your prayers.

The third seris is "God's church." We are continuing to bring you articles to explain various biblical doctrines. This month, we're starting a four-part series on the holy Christian church. Don't miss it.