The Board for International Mission met May 27–28, and the Board for National Mission met June 10–11.
‘Endless gratitude’: Concordia College New York celebrates final commencement
Later this year, the 140-year-old institution will permanently close.
COP agenda includes triennium extension, planning for call services
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Council of Presidents met online the week of Feb. 4 under the Word of God and in prayer.
Mission boards count blessings during tumultuous times
The LCMS Boards for International Mission and National Mission held their first gatherings of 2021 via all-day virtual meetings on Jan. 28 and Feb. 26, respectively.
COP navigates ongoing impact of COVID-19
The LCMS Council of Presidents conducted its fourth meeting of 2020 (its third via Zoom video conference) on Nov. 16–18, with discussion of the pandemic’s impact on the church dominating the meeting.
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.
BIM focuses on church planting and theological education
At its Sept. 4 meeting, the board also heard about how reductions in budgeted Fiscal Year 2021 expenditures will have a significant impact on LCMS mission and ministry efforts.
Racism and the church: A time to listen
Hear from voices across the LCMS about the killing of George Floyd.
COVID-19 and the church: A different phase and a different response
As governors, mayors and councilmen provide guidelines to meet the impact of COVID-19 within their jurisdictions, heightened concerns about government overreach and infringement of constitutional rights are being raised in many sectors of society.
Council of Presidents hears about seminary education, pastor shortage
The Nov. 18–21 meeting was held concurrently with meetings of the LCMS Board of Directors, Concordia University System and a gathering of business and office managers from across the Synod.
BIM hears about Synod finances, challenges in Africa, cross-cultural ministry
The board met June 6–7 in St. Louis.
Board for International Mission turns attention to Asia
At its Jan. 31–Feb. 1 meeting in St. Louis, the board appointed seven new missionaries and continued discussions on the status of international schools and cooperative work with partner churches, districts and mission societies.
‘Retention, evangelism, discipleship’: COP focuses on raising up the next generation
The LCMS Council of Presidents held its fall meeting in San Diego Nov. 12-15.
Boards and Business – COP, BIM, BNM hold fall meetings
Meeting in St. Louis, the groups addressed pertinent topics, heard reports and reviewed policies.
Hispanic ministry leaders share ideas, encouragement
Leaders in LCMS Hispanic ministry gathered in Houston July 24–27 for the Sixth National LCMS Hispanic Convention.
Hawaii volcano continues to erupt and disrupt lives
Christ Lutheran Church in Hilo, Hawaii, has been working to help those affected by the eruption of the Kilauea volcano.