LCMS congregations with email addresses should have received an email in late January from the Synod’s Ministry to the Armed Forces regarding “Armed Forces Sunday” on May 19. The email is intended to let congregations know that if they want free resources to celebrate the special Sunday in May, they must place their orders no [...]
Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) is planning eight Regional Outreach Conferences for 2013. The conferences are designed to inspire, energize and equip attendees to share God’s love, nurture their families and witness to the community. Through presentations, hands-on witnessing opportunities and small- and large-group discussions, the conferences are intended to teach attendees how to share and [...]
Of the 165 positions and requests for LCMS missionaries available worldwide this year, only about half have been filled, according to the Rev. Dr. David Birner, interim executive director of the Synod’s Office of International Mission. That total includes 101 positions for GEO (Globally Engaged in Outreach, serving one- to two-year terms) missionaries, with only [...]
A new video is now available that pays tribute to the men and women of the U.S. military and those who minister to them, including Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) chaplains. The 15-minute minute video, titled “Those Who Serve,” highlights LCMS chaplains and the troops with whom they live and work. It explains how the LCMS [...]
Pictured above: Students from around the globe stand in front of Westfield House’s ivy-covered walls. Westfield House is the theological training center of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of England. Download the August 2011 prayer calendar, which provides specific prayer requests for LCMS ministry in the United Kingdom, along with ways to pray for the Lord’s [...]
Pictured above: From left to right: Concordia Seminary students Arturo Maita, Venezuela; Esdras Orozco, Guatemala; and Vladimir Mendoza Saravia, Bolivia, celebrate the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Argentina seminary’s 70th anniversary on May 1, 2012. Download the July 2012 Pray for Us calendar, which provides specific prayer requests for LCMS short-term teams, including short-term mission teams [...]
The final donor newsletter and a statistical final report sharing the results of the Synod-wide Fan into Flame campaign are now available for download. “More than $67 million in gifts and pledges for mission work were received under the banner of Fan into Flame,” wrote Mark Hofman, executive director of Mission Advancement for the LCMS, [...]
Armed Forces Sunday is scheduled for May 20, 2012. If your congregation chooses to celebrate Armed Forces Sunday on a day other than May 20, appropriate days could include a Sunday close to Memorial Day, Independence Day or Veterans Day. These resources are free to your congregation for celebrating Armed Forces Ministry Sunday. Resources for 2012 [...]
David and Amy Wiist, of Evansville, Ind., used the season of Lent to help their children learn how to give sacrificially to support mission work. Their children, Elliot, 11, Ethan, 8, Ian, 8, and Wynne, five months, helped save money throughout Lent to apply towards a mission project.
Read about how Memorial Lutheran Church, Katy, Texas, incorporated mission work into their congregation’s children’s activities.