Call for nominations – commission director

The Synod’s Commission on Ministerial Growth and Support (CMGS) is reissuing a call for nominations for an executive director. The executive director reports to the commission and to the Synod president, and is responsible for providing principal leadership in promoting the…

Call for nominations – seminary president

The Board of Regents of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, with the approval of the Board for Pastoral Education, herewith issues a call for the nomination of candidates for the presidency of Concordia Seminary.  Nominations must be filed with the undersigned…

Jan. 9 registration deadline for Fort Wayne symposia

Jan. 9 is the registration deadline for the 2005 symposia series sponsored by Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. “Who Is Jesus?  The Church’s Response to Christological Controversies” is the theme for the Jan. 18-19 exegetical-theology symposium.  The Jan. 19-21 Lutheran Confessions…

Fort Wayne seminary offers preaching seminar

Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, is offering a one-day Lenten Preaching Seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 17. Dr. Daniel L. Gard, associate professor of exegetical theology, and Dr. Harold L. Senkbeil, associate professor of pastoral ministry and missions,…

Life Ministries prepares for work in Russia

Along with providing resources for the Jan. 23 “Life Sunday” observance in the United States, LCMS Life Ministries Director Maggie Karner is laying the groundwork for what she hopes will be the Missouri Synod’s first Life Ministries/Human Care project abroad. Karner…

Task force completes guidelines on women's service

Guidelines should be in the mail by early January to help congregations implement a 2004 Synod convention resolution that permits women to hold any congregational office that does not involve the exercise of distinctive functions of the pastoral office. The guidelines,…

Conference to focus on who's 'in charge' in congregation

“The Congregation’s Ministry and Mission: Who’s in Charge Here?” will be the theme for the Synod’s second “model theological conference,” set for Aug. 23-25 in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) at its Dec. 2-4 meeting in…

Partnership seeks to bring hope to Dominican Republic

By Kim Plummer Krull This new year may hold new hope for people in the Dominican Republic, as a unique partnership strives to plant that country’s first LCMS congregation and also address the plight of people there with developmental disabilities. “This is…

Mission exec: Districts taking `Ablaze!` seriously

By Paula Schlueter Ross How are LCMS districts responding to the challenge of LCMS World Mission’s Ablaze! initiative, that is, to share the Gospel with 100 million people — “unreached for Christ or uncommitted to Christianity” — by 2017? Synod…

Items wanted, available

Note:  Reporter cannot accept notices about items offered for sale or that people wish to purchase.  Items described as “Wanted” or “Available” are sought or may be obtained for shipping costs only. Wanted Pews, The Lutheran Hymnal, and church nave chandeliers. …

Jenkins receives Wittenberg Award

Dr. Julius Jenkins, president of Concordia College, Selma, Ala., since 1980, was honored Nov. 6 at the 15th annual Wittenberg Awards banquet in Washington, D.C. Jenkins received one of five awards bestowed this year by the Luther Institute to honor Lutheran individuals…

Call for nominations

Chief Administrative Officer The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod’s Board of Directors (BOD) is seeking nominations for Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).  The CAO reports to the Board of Directors of the Synod and acts on behalf of the BOD in accordance with its…

Notice of intent

The Board of Regents of Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, Wis., herewith gives notice of intent to promote to a continuing-level appointment the following: Dr. Joel Ambelang; Dr. David Borst; Dr. Mary Korte; Dr. Santa Makstenieks; Dr. Christine Moser; Rev. Dr.…

Positions

Concordia University, Irvine, Calif., seeks applicants to fill possible faculty openings in the disciplines listed below.  Enrollment will determine which positions are funded for the 2005-2006 academic year.  To be considered, a candidate must be a member of The Lutheran…

Requests for reinstatement

SCOTT DAVID JANS, Fairbank, Iowa, has applied for reinstatement to the Minister of Religion-Ordained roster of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.  JOHN E. GARSKE, Seward, Neb.; CAROL ANN GRIMM, Marengo, Ill.; DOUGLAS S. MERTZ, Franklin, Wis.; and BARBARA REINDERS, Appleton, Wis.,…

31 congregations get `Health, Hope` grants

Wheat Ridge Ministries of Itasca, Ill., announced that 31 Lutheran congregations — including eight in the LCMS — are recipients of more than $53,000 in 2004 Congregation Health and Hope grants. An Oct. 26 Wheat Ridge news release says the purpose…