Congregation members, workers and leaders from across the LCMS listened, shared and learned during the Making Disciples for Life gathering held via Zoom the evenings of Jan. 11–14.
On Jan. 21, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison sent an email to all workers on the Synod roster addressing questions and concerns about the COVID-19 vaccines.
The resource, titled “Faith to Follow: Transition from the Call to the Church,” was written by Kate Meadows, a second-year pastor’s wife in South Dakota.
The State of the Synod content has taken on a new delivery form this year, available to a wider online audience at the LCMS website.
The LCMS Office of National Mission is partnering with DOXOLOGY on a series of retreats to help pastors and the souls in their care rest in the Gospel.
Due to ongoing effects of the pandemic, the LCMS Council of Presidents voted unanimously to encourage LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison to put before congregations a proposal to delay the 2022 Synod convention.
The Rev. Dr. Richard J. Serina Jr., who will serve as associate executive director of the Commission on Theology and Church Relations, replaces the Rev. Dr. Larry Vogel, who retired earlier this year.
Scott D. Browning, principal of St. Paul Lutheran School in Fort Worth, Texas, was selected by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.
Centre Luthérien d’Études Théologiques—Congo (CLETCO) in Brazzaville, Congoa, provides local pastoral training and medical mercy work.
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.”
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.”
The decision comes after an extensive, 18-month review of the LFC program that “revealed a number of critical issues impacting LFC operations.”