Friends for Life — LCMS Life Ministry

We believe that God is the author and sustainer of all life. We also know it can be hard to speak about the intrinsic value of that life when it feels like the world is trying to drown us out.

We’re right here beside you. In this podcast of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Life Ministry, we’re coming alongside one another as a community of Christ’s redeemed people, ones who are speaking up for and living out the sanctity of human life. Together we’ll explore life issues in a way that honors our heavenly Father’s value of human life, serves our neighbor, and connects us to others who are doing the same. Join us, so that together we can be friends for life.

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Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 12. Empowered for Life | Anna Young

Listen in as our youngest guest yet, college freshman Anna Young, shares how she speaks up for life while juggling schoolwork and extracurriculars.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 11. FLAME on Vocation | FLAME

 Listen in as Grammy® nominated artist FLAME talks about the Lutheran doctrine of vocation and the freedom that it brings in serving our neighbors creatively.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 10. Friends in Real Life: Living with Chronic Pain | Amy Bird

In this segment of Friends in Real Life, guest Amy Bird joins Steph to talk about what life is like with a chronic disease, and where she sees Jesus even in her suffering.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 09. Even Marriage is a Life Issue?! | Rev. Jonathan & Christa Petzold

Husband and wife team, Rev. Jonathan and Christa Petzold, join Steph to explore God’s design for man and woman in marriage, and inadvertently, discover the secret sauce of a happy marriage.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 08. Centered in the Gospel: How Our Deepest Theology Leads Us in the Life Arena | Dr. Jeff Gibbs

Dr. Jeff Gibbs joins Steph in this episode to answer the foundational question, “Why are we “pro-life?”…and the answer probably won’t be one you’ve heard before.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 07. Friends in Real Life: An Adoption Journey | Dr. Tim & Rebekah Janke

The first in an ongoing series called Friends in Real Life, this episode includes a story of a family on their journey through the process of adoption.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 06. Social Media and Life Issues | Sarah Gulseth

KFUO Radio’s Sarah Gulseth joins Steph Neugebauer to help answer the question: “How do we have a conversation about life issues without losing friends [on social media]?”

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 05. Pro-Life ‘Til The End | Chaplain Brian Heller

Steph talks to good friend Chaplain Brian Heller about caring for the aging, being present with the dying, and ministering to the grieving.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 04. Is Your Church Pro-Life? | Rev. Kirk Neugebauer

Listen as Steph and her husband, Pastor Kirk Neugebauer, talk about creating a pro-life culture within a congregation and why you’re an important piece to that puzzle.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 03. Start ‘Em Young | Adriane Heins

Adriane Heins joins Steph to talk about the importance of creating a pro-life culture in the home when children are young, from infancy through early childhood.