Former Atlantic District President Ronald Fink dies

Fink, 77, died Dec. 27 at his home in Drums, Pa.

Commentary: Meet your Board of Directors

LCMS Board Chairman Rev. Michael Kumm provides an overview of the Board and its work.

In the January ‘Lutheran Witness’

Readers can learn how Christians are “Free to be Faithful” with regard to key social and religious issues today, specifically those of marriage, life and religious liberty.

Donors continue providing LSB, catechisms for military

U.S. military personnel at home and abroad are receiving the resources provided by an LCMS chaplain and dozens of congregations.

Audio: Listen to presentations from the 2014 International Disaster Response Conference

Audio presentations from our 2014 International Disaster Response Conference at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne.

Watch videos about LCMS Disaster Response efforts

The LCMS website has a video library with the latest videos and interviews about LCMS Disaster Response.

Application period open for pastor-sabbatical grants

Congregations and their pastors have until April 15 to apply for sabbatical grants of up to $50,000 from Lilly Endowment Inc.

Concordia Wisconsin master’s programs named among best

Two of the university’s online programs — Master’s in Teaching and Learning and Master’s of Educational Administration — were named as the best in the state.

Simpson again leads LCMS Joint Seminary Fund

Cindy L. Simpson begins Dec. 15 as director of the Synod’s Joint Seminary Fund, with LCMS Mission Advancement.

Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter – January 2015

In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), the Rev. Matthew C. Harrison, president, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), shares an encouraging message for the Synod’s small congregations. In addition, general information about the ongoing Engaging Your Community (EYC) events and monthly free webinars is communicated.

Liberian pastor spearheads project to aid Ebola victims

The first $25,000 in food and water was set for distribution in December in Liberia. Another $75,000 in aid is planned.

Movie review: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

Ridley Scott’s new film can’t be recommended as a “devotional,” but may serve as fertile ground for conversing with others about God.

Students prevail in snowplow-painting dispute

Two awards announced Dec. 17 by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty have put two LCMS schools back in the spotlight for an incident that took place in October.

CPS dubbed ‘healthiest employer’ for third year

The St. Louis Business Journal once again recognizes Concordia Plan Services for the distinction.

Atheists launch anti-Christmas billboards

But the billboards posted by the American Atheists group prompt a local church to purchase a pro-Christmas ad of their own.

LCMS Life Ministry — Winter 2014 newsletter

In this issue from LCMS’ Life Ministry, insight into end-of-life decisions and the faith issues that surround them is provided. In addition, information about disabilities resources from the LCMS Disability Task Force is given. Lastly, readers are provided updates and overviews of various conferences, activities and resources related to all sanctity of life issues.