CUW offers new church ministries degree program

The director of church ministries (DCM) position was added to the LCMS Minister of Religion—Commissioned roster by the 2019 Synod convention.

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Developing Enterprise for Mercy’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, the Rev. Martin Schultheis presented a free webinar on “Developing Enterprise for Mercy.” Resources and opportunity often seem to be lacking in the urban communities in need of enterprise.

From the mission field – First CLETCO graduation

Centre Luthérien d’Études Théologiques—Congo (CLETCO) in Brazzaville, Congoa, provides local pastoral training and medical mercy work.

Obituary: Rev. Dr. Roger Dean Pittelko, former president of the LCMS English District

Pittelko, who served as president of the LCMS English District from 1986 to 1997, died on Nov. 11 at the age of 88.

New module addresses preaching in a post-Christian culture

The module features the Rev. Dr. Gregory P. Seltz, executive director of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C., and speaker emeritus of “The Lutheran Hour.”

Resource provides guidance for triennial emphasis

The resource was developed by the LCMS Boards for National and International Mission, who were charged by the 2019 convention with providing a “joint report … offering ideas and guidance for proposing triennial mission and ministry emphases to the national convention.”

November ‘Witness’: Medicine for the soul

The November issue takes up the discussion of the Lord’s Supper, fellowship and closed Communion.

Laborers For Christ to cease operations in June

The decision comes after an extensive, 18-month review of the LFC program that “revealed a number of critical issues impacting LFC operations.”

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: November 2020 newsletter

The Rural and Small Town Mission newsletter highlights the value of working together in partnerships, and it shares models for congregations considering how to partner together to spread God’s Word.

Obituary: Rev. Dr. David G. Schmiel, former president of CTSFW

The Rev. Dr. David G. Schmiel, who served as the 15th president of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, died on Nov. 3 at the age of 88.

LCMS Worship: Advent/Christmas resources for congregations

New Advent/Christmas resources help congregations reach out to their communities and plan their Advent midweek services.

Pandemic communion practice focus of COP meeting

At its September meeting, the group considered the continuing impact of the coronavirus across the church while looking ahead to what will happen when the pandemic subsides and the country fully reopens.

COVID-19: Resources from DOXOLOGY

DOXOLOGY, an LCMS Recognized Service Organization, offers resources for pastors and congregations. Their goal is to support faithful pastors in their vital service to the dear souls committed to their care.

LCMS Stewardship Ministry: Newsletter article and bulletin blurbs – December 2020

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Stewardship Ministry creates bulletin blurbs and newsletter articles each month to use in church publications.