Thrivent Foundation Challenge Grant

NEWS RELEASE Contacts: Kay L. Meyer, fsmkmeyer@gmail.com, 314.772.6070, Response Center: 1-877-250-8416 Dave Rustad, dave.rustad@thrivent.com, 612-844-7037, 612-240-2264 (cell) Family Shield Ministries Receives a Thrivent Challenge Grant    Thrivent Financial Foundation to help national non-profit organization with ‘Engaging the Saints’ project MINNEAPOLIS (Oct. 28, 2015) – Family Shield Ministries, St. Louis, Missouri, recently received a $10,000 two-to-one challenge grant opportunity from the Thrivent Financial Foundation. The grant is designed to support the organization’s “Engaging the Saints” campaign, an effort to increase both financial and volunteer gifts to the ministry. To obtain the full $10,000 challenge grant, Family Shield Ministries must raise through digital donations a...

Sonnenberg to Receive Family Leadership Award

Family Shield Ministries will present Rev. Roger Sonnenberg with the “Family Leadership Award” at the October 10, 2015 “Families Worship Him” Benefit Dinner. You, along with his family, friends, church members, and former students, are invited to send a card, letter of thanks, note of encouragement, and/or congratulations. Pictures are also welcome. The Family Shield Ministries event is Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Kirkwood, Missouri 63122. Sonnenberg has been an advocate for the Gospel and family-life ministry throughout his career. He has been dedicated to ‘equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ’ (Ephesians 4:12). Sonnenberg serves as chairman of the Board of Directors...

Family Shield Ministries Website Has Been Redesigned

DATE: Monday, June 22, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: witnesstofamily@gmail.com Family Shield Ministries website was recently redesigned by Michele Caldwell, owner of Houston Web Design and Hosting.  The new website keeps up with the latest standards that Google favors, and along with the new, more open look and feel, makes it easier to manage updates because it’s built with WordPress. It utilizes responsive design to adapt itself to whatever device the user is viewing the website on, so our site visitors will have a better experience when they’re surfing on their smart phone or tablet. We’ve also made the latest radio programs easier to find and play right on our website. Look for the most recent program in a blue box right on our home page. Listeners asked for an...

LWML Grants Help Family Shield Ministries

Family Shield Ministries recently learned that they had been approved for two LWML District grants. One is from the Utah-Idaho LWML District for the Counter-Cult Ministry and the other is from the Kansas LWML District. This is to help with the Family outreach. The radio program is now heard on 51 stations throughout the United States. Thank you women of LWML.

Family Shield Radio Program Expands Again

Sometimes opportunities come along unexpectedly. That’s what happened recently when Lutheran Hour Ministries asked Family Sheild Ministries if it would be interested in being promoted as an alternative radio program on 278 radio stations throughout the United States that have previously carried an LHM program. The LHM program will be discontinued at the end of August. FSM said “yes.” We don’t know yet how many of the stations will accept Family Shield as an alternative program, but we anticipate many of them doing so. Your financial support will allow us to take advantage of this open door from the Lord. And it will allow the Gospel to continue to be proclaimed through radio throughout the United States. We ask for your prayers and support as we continue to work...

Family Shield Ministries Again Approved as a Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Family Shield was recently approved as a Recognized Service Organization (RSO) under The Board for Mission Services (LCMS World Missions). The previous Family Shield RSO status was under the Board for Congregation and District Services of the LCMS. The Board for Mission Services (LCMS World Mission) exists to strengthen congregations and their members in giving bold witness by word and deed to the love and work of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and extend that Gospel witness into the world. All RSO’s are Lutheran not-for-profit, tax-exempt service organization that exist to extend the mission and ministry of the congregations of the Synod and acts in harmony with the purposes and programs of LCMS World Mission. The Family Shield Board of Directors asks for your prayers as we...