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: 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.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 02. Words Matter in Barrenness and Suffering | Katie Schuermann

Katie Schuermann joins Stephanie to talk about how children are a gift from God and how the words we use in talking about barrenness and suffering matter. 

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 01. From Pro-Choice to Pro-Life | Deaconess Tiffany Manor

Deaconess Tiffany Manor joins host Stephanie Neugebauer to talk about her transformation from pro-choice to pro-life.  

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: Introductions

Introducing the new LCMS Life Ministry podcast: Friends for Life.