Synod supports districts, congregations in disastrous-storms recovery

LCMS Disaster Response training and resources enable district disaster responders to coordinate recovery efforts in the aftermath of destructive storms and flooding.

Photo gallery: LWML presents grant checks to LCMS ministry leaders

Shelley Moeller, vice-president of Gospel Outreach for Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, presented grant checks to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and its ministry leaders on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at the International Center in Kirkwood, Mo.

Kiessling takes helm of LCMS Youth Ministry

The Rev. Mark Kiessling begins serving as director of LCMS Youth Ministry, succeeding the Rev. Dr. Terry K. Dittmer.

Mercy Essays Series: Christ’s Mercy

Readers will learn about mercy’s roots in the Old Testament, how to make the case for showing mercy in the world, the vocation of Christians as it pertains to showing care to the neighbor and even what it means to be a Lutheran engaging in acts of mercy in today’s social ministries circles.

Essay: “The History of LCMS Mercy Work with African Americans”

Roosevelt Gray, director of Black Ministry, has written an essay regarding the history of LCMS mercy work with African Americans.

Photo gallery: Flood damage in St. Louis, other Missouri communities

Floodwaters swept through St. Louis and other Missouri communities in the days following Christmas 2015, and the massive flooding damaged homes and business while also closing several roads, including highways and interstates.

Registration opens for Higher Things youth conferences

This summer’s conferences are set for June and July in Nashville, Tenn.; Cedar Falls, Iowa; and Fort Collins, Colo.

What’s in the January ‘Lutheran Witness’?

What are the five resolutions every Lutheran should keep in 2016? Read this issue to find out.