Reformation meets world in special mission journal

The December “Journal of Lutheran Mission” highlights papers and discussions from the International Lutheran Council World Conference.

LCMS pastor serves in Mexico — first in 20 years

Based in Mexico City, the Rev. Daniel Conrad serves primarily as a theological educator.

LCMS relationship with BSA ‘no longer tenable’

The decision is the result of the Boy Scouts of America’s action, made earlier this year, to allow openly gay Scout leaders.

University enrollment keeps climbing: now at 37,307

This fall is the 23rd straight year of ever-escalating total enrollment at the Synod’s 10 Concordia University System campuses nationwide.

In Memoriam (December 2015)

Obituaries for ordained and commissioned ministers

Congregational Anniversaries (December 2015)

Announcements featuring special church anniversaries.

Boy Scouts of America Update

MOU with Boy Scouts of America is “no longer tenable;” potential legal concerns exist for chartering LCMS congregations.

Official Notice: colloquies (December 2015)

A listing of those who have completed teacher and pastor colloquies in the Synod.

Official Notice: updates from LCMS districts (December 2015)

Updates on church workers, congregations and schools from LCMS district presidents.

Items wanted, available (December 2015)

“Wanted” items include audio CDs and books.

Resources available for 2016 ‘Life Sunday’

Resources from LCMS Life Ministry and Lutherans For Life may be used for the Jan. 17 “Life Sunday” observance or any Sunday a congregation chooses.

Movie review: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2’

For fans of “The Hunger Games” series, “Mockingjay — Part 2” provides a satisfying conclusion.

RSTM conference looks at ‘ripe harvest,’ barriers to outreach

More than 160 participants from 24 states attend the Synod’s National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference in Kansas City, Mo.

Official Notice: requests for reinstatement (December 2015)

A listing of those who have applied for reinstatement to LCMS rosters.

Krikava named regional director for Eurasia

The Rev. James Krikava of Prague, Czech Republic, is appointed to the LCMS Office of International Mission post.

Positions (December 2015)

Positions are available with Concordia University System schools.