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Lutheran camps enjoy return to ‘normal’

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way Lutheran camps operated in 2020, but it did not prevent them from carrying out their mission “to show people the hope they have in Jesus Christ.”

Finnish bishop charged over biblical teaching on human sexuality

The charges stem from a 2004 booklet published by Luther Foundation Finland.

‘Coast to Coast’: Virtual concert unites Lutherans in song

In March, more than 3,000 people from across the United States joined together for a virtual concert event that featured the music ensembles of Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill., and Sheboygan Lutheran High School in Sheboygan, Wis.  

Finnish Lutherans declare fellowship with LCMS

The decision came during the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland’s annual meeting, held on Nov. 14, 2020.

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.

COVID-19 impacts international mission field

Mission field updates from Cambodia and Kenya.

Concordia, Texas, offers new online health degrees

The Master of Public Health is a competency-based graduate program, and the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care is a degree advancement program for registered respiratory therapists.  

International Lutheran Council responds to COVID-19 with practical care and the Gospel

The International Lutheran Council is a global association of confessional Lutheran church bodies, including the LCMS.

‘Sent to Serve’: New ‘Chapel Talks’ resource now available

The 2020–21 “Chapel Talks” contains 43 devotions — one for each week of the school year — plus services for the beginning and ending of the school year and for Christmas.

Campus clips – Coronavirus, commencements and more

News from LCMS colleges, universities and seminaries.

Jesus Is Lord Mission crosses $3 million in giving to international mission

The milestone was reached with JILM’s recent gift of $40,000 for LCMS mission and ministry work in Sri Lanka, Russia and Romania.

LCMS colleges and seminaries serve students and communities during pandemic

During the COVID-19 shutdown, the Synod’s institutions of higher learning are looking for ways to help while following government-imposed safety mandates.

LCEF looks to ‘Ignite Creativity’ in church and life

During the 2019 Lutheran Church Extension Fund Leadership Conference, speakers from a wide range of disciplines shared ideas for sparking creativity and innovation within the church, in work and in life.

Bethesda job coaches offer employment advocacy, support

By working with people with disabilities alongside their families, communities and employers, Bethesda aims to raise the percentage of individuals with disabilities in the workforce and make the case to employers for accommodating and hiring employees with disabilities.

Campus clips – Achievement and service

News from LCMS colleges, universities and seminaries.

Observe ‘Concordia University, Nebraska Sunday’ on Nov. 17

Founded in 1894, Concordia celebrates its 125th anniversary this year.