Nebraska Authors

Waldo J. Werning

AKA: Reverend Waldo John Werning

Born 1921-05-01 Newhall, IA (USA)

Died 2013-04-10

Milwaukee, WI (USA)
Pinelawn Memorial Park

Pastor, Counselor and Professor, Werning served the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod for over 70 years. He published over 30 books and numerous articles, and was founder and consultant of the Discipling Stewardship Center for nearly 20 years.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Fort Wayne, IN

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Inspirational; Lutheran Denominations; Christianity; Stewardship


Lutheran Pastor
Mission and Stewardship Counselor of the Southern Nebraska District of the Lutheran Churches-Missouri Synod
Development Director
Adjunct Professor

Places Worked

Southern Nebraska District of the Lutheran Churches-Missouri Synod
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN


Live! 1967.
The Radical Nature of Christianity. 1975.
Vision and Strategy for Church Growth. 1977.
Christian Stewards, Confronted and Committed. 1982.
Supply-Side Stewardship. 1986.
Renewal for the Twenty-first Century Church. 1988.
Making the Missouri Synod Functional Again. 1992.
21st Century Disciples with a First Century Faith. 1995.
Christian Stewards. 1997.
Spritual Travel Guide. 1997.
God Says, "Move!": Go Where He Leads. 1997.
Living Without Slaveries: 12 Steps to be Free, Happy, and Secure. 1997.
12 pillars of a Healthy Church. 1999.
The Nurturing Church Generates Grace Giving. 2003.
The Seed-planting Church. 2003.
Big Step Forward in Faith. 2003.
New Beginnings in Christian Living and Giving. 2003.

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