Melody studies English, Theology, and Creative Writing at Concordia University Chicago. Her published poetry can be found in the CUC journal Motif. She currently plays flute in the university Wind Symphony and leads the campus women’s Bible study. Melody is always up for adventure, including skydiving and studying for a semester in England. As a lifelong Coloradan, she continually craves mountain views and can never quite adjust to Midwest humidity.

Recent Posts by Melody Lipke

Waffles, Mugs, and Bible Study: Four Tips for Building Christian Community That Lasts

You’ve got everything laid out: snacks, Bibles, pens, and a welcome sign. You even turn on an inspirational playlist for mood music. Despite these eager preparations, only a few people trickle through the door. The emails, posters, and social media posts didn’t draw a crowd like you’d hoped. I’m guessing you can relate to the sinking feeling of low turnout. But people everywhere are starving for Christian community, and changing your outreach methods can help you connect with them.

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