On the Establishment and Preservation of the Public Ministry
Stoeckhardt reiterates the fact that all Christians are given the duty to carry out the Great Commission, though it is our practice to single out those with special gifts to do so full-time. He encourages congregations to continue to honor and support this public ministry.
|5||2007||This article which appeared in Der Lutheraner, vol. 51, no. 3, January 29, 1895, was translated by Professor Joel Pless of Wisconsin Lutheran College with Sibylle Krause. Quotations and Bible passages retain the form used by Stoeckhardt since they often vary from the versions we use. This translation was originally published in volume 104/4 (Fall 2007) of the Wisconsin Lutheran Quarterly.|