Shepherding Our Flock Workshop Series

Join us for three Saturdays in February: 3rd, 10th, and 17th; for the Shepherding Our Flock Workshop Series taking place in the Luther Building.

Feb. 3, 2024 Shepherding Our Flock Workshop Attendees

This LCMS program seeks to answer the question – How can our church minister to members who have become less active in our church? It will provide us with practical processes and useful tools to reach out to inactive members with care and attention.

Church attendance was affected adversely by Covid-19, and has been a challenge for churches all across our nation. But fortunately, LCMS has developed valuable resources that can help us address this issue at First Lutheran Church. There is no cost to participate, and the three sessions will take place from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., with lunch provided.

This promises to be a very informative workshop, so be sure to put it on your calendar and let the church know you are coming by clicking the Contact Us button below, so Pastor Bacic can plan accordingly:, 501-410-2944. We look forward to seeing you there.


Celebrate Your Gifts Workshop

Join us Saturday, October 21st for the Celebrate Your Gifts Workshop in the Luther Building and hosted by the Board of Evangelism. There will be an informal lunch at 12:30 p.m., the workshop will start at 1 p.m. and adjourn no later than 3 p.m.

God has equipped each of us with gifts, talents, and abilities, and set forth work for us to do. And yet only:                        

  • 54% of practicing Christians know their gifts, and only
  • 27% are actively using those gifts to perform the work He has set before us, for the joy of the Lord.

Using resources from Lutheran Hour Ministries based on research done with the Barna Group, we will explore how to discover and use our gifts to carry out the work He has set before us.

This promises to be a very informative workshop, so be sure to put it on your calendar and let the church know you are coming by clicking the Contact Us button below, so Pastor Bacic can plan accordingly:, 501-410-2944. We look forward to seeing you there.


Time to Register for Workshop: Healthy, Low-Cost Meals Are a Snap

The increasing cost of food and need for healthy meals is becoming a huge issue for many people at this time. So we are delighted to announce that a workshop on this topic is set for Wednesday, September 6, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Luther Building at First Lutheran Church, 8th and Rock Street in Little Rock.

Our guest presenter is Ms. Laura Anne Warren, a Family and Consumer Science Agent from the Pulaski County Extension Office with expertise in the areas of nutrition, cooking and gardening. She  will be providing a cooking demonstration as well as key insights on how to create healthy, low-cost meals and reduce food costs, an important issue that emerged in our recent survey of the congregation.

This promises to be a very informative workshop, so be sure to put it on your calendar and let the church office know you are coming by clicking the Contact Us button below, so our presenter can plan accordingly:, 501-372-1023. We look forward to seeing you there.


Spiritual Conversations Workshops in June

When Christ came to live among us, he fed and healed people’s bodies, he cast out demons, he taught, and he had SPIRITUAL CONVERSATIONS.

We are delighted to announce that a series of three workshops will be held on Spiritual Conversations on June 7, 14, and 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The workshops draw on research from the Barna Group that people talk less about spiritual matters than they used to, but we all can become more intentional in our outreach and actually enjoy sharing Jesus with others when we do. This is a terrific opportunity to learn vital insights to help us carry out the Great Commission, so you won’t want to miss it. The public is invited, there is no cost.

Please click “Confirm Attendance” below if you would like to attend the workshops.

For more information, e-mail –, or contact the church office (501) 372-1023.


Leaving a Legacy Seminar

Leaving a Legacy Seminar held June 24, 2023 (photo courtesy of Jolene Steinbicer)

One of the greatest challenges facing individuals and families today is not only how to make ends meet in a time of rising costs and high inflation, but how to plan for and leave a legacy that will live on into the future. First Lutheran Church in Little Rock is delighted to announce that this issue will be addressed at a seminar on Saturday, June 24, 2023.

Michael Videll, Financial Advisor with Thrivent Financial (photo courtesy of Mark Peterson)

“There are several financial instruments that benefit individuals and families as well as churches and other charities,” states Michael Videll, Financial Advisor with Thrivent Financial and a featured speaker at the seminar.

“But we are unlikely to take advantage of them if we don’t know about them.” The seminar will address tax-advantaged ways to donate to charities, charitable remainder trusts,
donor-advised life insurance policies, and donor-advised funds.

Kyle Kilpatrick, Financial Associate with Thrivent Financial (photo courtesy of Mark Peterson)

In addition, Bethany A. Pike, an attorney with The Elrod Firm – Estate Planning and Elder Law, will speak about wills, estates, irrevocable living trusts, powers of attorney, and related legal issues that are pertinent to leaving a legacy. Finally, First Lutheran Pastor Ron Bacic will speak on how leaving a legacy starts with becoming a good steward.

Pastor Ron Bacic of First Lutheran Church of Little Rock (photo courtesy of Mark Peterson)


Connect to Disciple Workshop

Week 2 Bible Study Participants (in person and Zoom)

The Board of Evangelism is excited to announce that the Connect to Disciple workshop series to guide and equip church members to “Build Awareness, Create Connections, Nurture Relationships, Make Disciples” within our community.

The workshop will be held on six consecutive Wednesday evenings at 6PM in the Luther Building beginning in January 2023 and will conclude before Lent begins on February 22nd. Attendees can bring a brown bag dinner at 5:30PM, if desired.

Workshop schedule:

DateWorkshop Details
January 4thPre-workshop Bible Study, Part 1
January 11thPre-workshop Bible Study, Part 2
January 18thSessions 1 and 2
January 25thSessions 3 and 4
February 1stSession 5
February 8thSession 6
February 15th(extra session in case of inclement weather)

All workshops will be provided in a hybrid format (in-person and online via ZOOM).

There is no cost to participate, and program materials will be provided. Please contact us if you would like to attend!

What will I learn from the Connect to Disciple workshop?

  • “A better understanding of outreach and its centrality to the congregation’s mission and purpose;
  • The identification and assessment of the congregation’s current outreach activities; and
  • The ability to identify and plan congregational activities for effective outreach.”

Additional resources


Little Free Bookstore

The Board of Evangelism was proud to realize a vision of installing a neighborhood Little Free Bookstore on Saturday, January 15th, 2022.

They held a chilly dedication ceremony of the Little Free Bookstore to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and asked the Lord to bless it and use it to reach people with the Word of God who need His love, truth, and mercy.

The Little Free Bookstore was installed in front of the church office facing 8th Street. The Little Free Bookstore contains Bibles, Lutheran Hour’s “What Lutherans Believe” Pamphlets and other Christian works that are available to the public at no charge.  This project is another way to reach out to the community for Christ from our church.

The Board of Evangelism is happy to receive any Christian reading materials, devotions, and Bibles to keep the Little Free Bookstore stocked.


Spring 2022 LLL Virtual Event

The Lutheran Laymen’s League (LLL) through Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) is hosting a virtual event on Saturday, March 5th from 11am – 1pm. The theme is Better Together: Discovering the Gifts in Your Neighborhood.

The event will include:

  • An opening devotion led by Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler, Speaker of The Lutheran Hour.
  • A training session hosted by Jennifer Prophete, Director of Community Engagement for LHM, and Sara Johnson, The Hopeful Neighborhood Project Coach.
  • Live Q&A session with Jennifer and Sara

The Board of Evangelism will host a watch party in the Luther Building for the event and lunch will be provided. Alternatively, you can register directly with LLL to participate individually.

For more information, or to register to watch individually, go to


Every One His Witness

The Board of Evangelism is excited to announce that the Everyone His Witness workshop series to help us all grow and fulfill the Great Commission: 

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." -Matthew 28:19-20

The workshop kickoff will be Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 from 10:30am – 3:30pm (lunch provided). The remaining workshops will occur Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm – 8:00pm on January 26th, February 2nd, and February 9th. All workshops will be provided in a hybrid format (in-person and online via ZOOM).

There is no cost to participate, and program materials will be provided.

What is Every One His Witness?

Every One His Witness is a Lutheran evangelism program that teaches you to witness to your friends, coworkers, and any other nonchurched people you may know. Using the LASSIE approach to witnessing (listen, ask, seek, share, invite, and encourage), you will learn how to naturally share the Good News of Jesus Christ through relational, contextual witnessing.

What does this mean? 

It means listening to those who are unsure about Christianity. It means asking questions that aren’t accusatory. It means sharing the Good News about Jesus. Notice how there’s no bashing, no judgment, and no forced imposition of beliefs. Instead, there’s understanding, communication, and honesty between friends. And Every One His Witness teaches you how.

Evangelism Toastmasters

Kingdom Toastmasters

Saturday @ 9AM at FLC Lutheran Education Hall

Greetings in the name of our Lord. The Board of Evangelism sponsored a Christian based Toastmasters club called Kingdom Toastmasters. We invite you to join us every Saturday morning from 9 AM – 10 AM. Arrive early for food and coffee.

The general mission of all Toastmasters clubs is to provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

We were inspired to create this as we were reading “Speaking Boldly” in bible studies. We realized that Christians do not have a safe environment to practice talking about Christ. In a club we could answer questions about Christian topics (Christian living, Christ, evangelizing, apologetics, etc). We could do speeches and presentations with a Christian theme. We could also help build future leaders that would be instilled with Christian principles.

Our Calling as Christians

The Great Commission calls each of us to make disciples, baptize them, and teach them to observe all things commanded by Christ (Matthew 28: 19-20). These activities require communication. When Moses was called to a similar task that required him to communicate to Pharoah in Exodus 4, even he feared the task:

Then Moses said to the Lord, "O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue." Exodus 4:10

More Details

Kingdom Toastmasters is open to all interested Christians (non denominational) . The club will meet on the property of the First Lutheran Church. The church is located on the NW corner of Rock and 8th St in Little Rock. If you come down Rock just turn into the parking lot for the church. Visit the Kingdom Toastmasters website and Facebook page.


Currently, Bill Jackson and Jolene Steinbicer are actively involved in Kingdom Toastmasters. They have found it helpful in developing their speaking skills and confidence to speak before groups. Feel free to ask them if you have questions. Also, we have included a few links for more information. Please come join us.

In the News

Read about the great things happening at Kingdom Toastmasters in this Arkansas Democrat Gazette, “Little Rock church club built on straight talk about Christ” by Frank Lockwood!