Gard to retire from Concordia University Chicago in 2019

Gard, the 11th person to have served the university as president since its founding in 1864, became president in 2014.

Official notice: Nominating Ballots and Voter Registration

Official nominating ballots for the offices of President, First Vice-President, and regional vice-presidents have been mailed, on October 1, 2018, to every member congregation of the Synod according to the list of member congregations maintained by the Synod’s Department of Rosters, Statistics, and Research.

‘Good spirit,’ ‘real savings’ highlight BOD meeting

The LCMS Board of Directors held its quarterly meeting in St. Louis Aug. 24–25.

‘Joy:fully Lutheran’ theme engages churches, schools

Free materials are available to keep the conversation going about what it means to be “Joy:fully Lutheran.”

‘Gospel-driven’ approach to character formation helps students find identity in Christ

The Bible forms the basis of the Christian Character Formation Project, which focuses on developing seven key virtues.

Church workers and spouses invited to participate in online wellness focus groups

The focus groups will provide the opportunity to give feedback crucial to helping workers and their families throughout the Synod.

NLSA accredits 121 schools, names five ‘Schools of Distinction’

Schools of Distinction are rated in the top 5 percent of overall school accreditation ratings.

‘Bells still are chiming and calling’: Damaged LCMS churches carry out ministry while working to rebuild

Three historic LCMS congregations are rebuilding following catastrophic losses earlier this year.

In the Fall ‘Engage’: Crossing barriers and borders

The Fall 2018 issue of Lutherans Engage the World looks at a few of the ways God is working through Lutherans around the world.

In the October ‘Witness’: Ministry and mental health

The October issue of The Lutheran Witness examines topics relating to ministry and mental health.

Official notice: LCMS seminaries (Oct. 2018)

A notice about the nondiscrimination policy at LCMS seminaries.

Official notice: Concordia University System (Oct. 2018)

A notice about the nondiscrimination policy at LCMS colleges and universities.

Positions (Oct. 2018)

Positions are available with the Concordia University System.

Official notice: Requests for reinstatement (Oct. 2018)

A listing of those who have applied — and been approved — for reinstatement to LCMS rosters.

Official notice: Colloquies (Oct. 2018)

A listing of those who have completed — or submitted applications for — teacher or pastor colloquies in the Synod