Video: What is a Foro?

A Foro, Spanish for “forum,” is a system of support used for LCMS missions and sister churches in Latin America and the Caribbean. Watch to see how you can join!

Three LCMS missionaries in PNG face deportation threats

The Papua New Guinea Minister of Foreign Affairs continues attempts to deport the Rev. Jeffrey Horn, Julie Lutz and Anton Lutz.

Synod offers year-end giving advice, resources

Mark Hofman, executive director of LCMS Mission Advancement, warns that there are risks to not planning ahead as Dec. 31 approaches.

‘Ambassadors’ sets first ‘Lifestyles of Reconciliation’ event

Sponsored by Ambassadors of Reconciliation, the April 16-18 conference is open to those who want to learn more about biblical reconciliation.

Lutheran Malaria Initiative: Finishing Strong

The LCMS, in partnership with Lutheran World Relief and with the support of the United Nations Foundation, began engaging districts, congregations and schools in the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI) in fall 2011. Together as a Synod since then, we raised more than $7 million in the global fight against malaria through LMI.

Missouri District plans short-, long-term work in Ferguson

A $25,000 grant from the Synod’s Office of National Mission will be used by leaders of five LCMS congregations to bring hope and healing to the community.

Guatemalan church president writes of shootings

The letter was received by LCMS leaders on Nov. 22 from the Rev. Cornelio Midence, president of the Lutheran Church in Guatemala, an LCMS partner church body.

Movie review: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1’

Fans of the “Hunger Games” franchise likely will enjoy the film, and it will certainly tide them over until Part 2 debuts in November 2015.

LMI partnerships ease Ebola response in West Africa

Partnerships that began with the Lutheran Malaria Initiative in January are now making the response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis easier.

Latest Ebola aid: travel scholarships for medical professionals

The Africa travel funds of up to $2,500 each — for airfare, lodging and food — are available to the first 20 applicants.

St. Louis seminary receives science grant

The $93,600 grant is to help Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, “prepare pastors and other church leaders for well-informed thinking and conversations about science.”

In December’s ‘Lutheran Witness’

This edition starts with articles about Advent and also addresses topics such as how the Christian keeps Christ in Christmas.

Pastors visit Ferguson to bring peace, offer solutions

The six pastors and a vicar — four white, three black — visit Ferguson, Mo., to help bring calm after the grand jury announcement.

Wittenberg, Germany, education center to open in May

The new International Lutheran Center includes a chapel and lecture hall, classroom and fellowship space, a bookstore, guest rooms, a small library and two offices.

Resources ready for 2015 ‘Lutheran Schools Week’

The free materials for the Jan. 25-31 observance include a poster, a bulletin insert, a proclamation and a resource manual.

Photo gallery: LCMS Pastors bear love of Christ in Ferguson

LCMS Pastors bear the love of Christ on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014.