“Men of Faith” Chapter in Plano, Texas Raises Over $800 for Issues, Etc.

One of the goals of the Brothers of John the Steadfast is to raise funds for new Lutheran media, particularly the radio show Issues, Etc. The “Men of Faith” BJS chapter in Plano, Texas recently had an “Oktoberfest in January” fundraiser. The dinner raised over $800 for Issues, Etc. This news  is reported to us by Brother of the John the Steadfast Larry Everett from Faith Lutheran Church in Plano where the chapter is located.

The Brothers of John the Steadfast organization was started last summer and  already has ten chapters around the country and in Canada, including the “Men of Faith” in Plano. In addition to raising funds for new Lutheran media, BJS is also committed to helping men and women grow  in knowledge  of the Lutheran Confessions, uphold the office of the ministry, support the historic liturgy and help men be better leaders at Church and in the home.

The chief object of our  fundraising, Issues, Etc., was formerly a service of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod until the synod unjustly cancelled them last Spring  without any meaningful explanation. They are now back on the air and dependent entirely on listener support. The show’s host, Pastor Wilken was in Plano for a conference connected to the fundraiser along with Brothers of John the Steadfast advisory board member Craig Parton who  also spoke at the conference of the featured speakers at the conference.

This is now the second chapter fundraiser for Issues, Etc. Chapters also sponsor confessions reading groups, adopt service projects within the local congregation and serve as a conduit for news about Issues, Etc.  for local congregations. More news about the The Brothers Organization is archived on the “Regular Columns” page under the title “BJS Newsreel.”

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About Pastor Tim Rossow

Rev. Dr. Timothy Rossow is the Director of Development for Lutherans in Africa. He served Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL as the Sr. Pastor for 22 years (1994-2016) and was Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Dearborn, MI prior to that. He is the founder of Brothers of John the Steadfast but handed off the Sr. Editor position to Rev. Joshua Scheer in 2015. He currently resides in Ocean Shores WA with his wife Phyllis. He regularly teaches in Africa. He also paints watercolors, reads philosophy and golfs. He is currently represented in two art galleries in the Pacific Northwest. His M Div is from Concordia, St. Louis and he has an MA in philosophy from St. Louis University and a D Min from Concordia, Fort Wayne.

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