The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Boards for National Mission and International Mission held their first meetings of the triennium in September.
Life Together resolutions address in-person worship, the 50th anniversary of the Concordia Seminary ‘Walkout,’ the ‘Koinonia program, ‘Himnario Luterano’ and the Synod’s mission priorities.
The Finnish Lutheran bishop and member of Parliament described their prosecution by Finnish courts and called upon Christians to proclaim the Gospel boldly.
The ordained, commissioned and lay members will serve on boards of the LCMS and its entities.
The 40th Biennial Convention of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League was held June 22–25 in Milwaukee under the theme “Celebrate the Lord of the Nations.”
The servant event was co-sponsored by the LCMS Missouri and Northern Illinois Districts from April 14 to 23.
The LCMS U Campus Ministry Staff Conference is set for May 31 and June 1 at University Lutheran Chapel.
In the coming months, each participating site will use SAS resources to discuss full-time church work with their youth and develop long-term plans for nurturing potential church workers in their locations.
The LCMS Boards for International and National Mission met in January and February in St. Louis.
The initiative will seek to encourage church work as a second career path for adults already in the workforce.
The Rev. Mark T. Frith will work with the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty to train laity, church workers and congregations to be advocates for religious liberty.
In September, representatives from the LCMS gathered in Kisumu, Kenya, with representatives from 34 of the Synod’s partner churches to discuss the work of the confessional Lutheran church around the world.