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.
On Aug. 26, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod recognized the service of eight missionaries and missionary families who are retiring or leaving the field and welcomed one new missionary.
On May 6, the LCMS Office of International Mission hosted a Service of Thanksgiving and a subsequent ceremony to recognize five new missionary families and honor seven missionary families who have recently ended their service.
The seminaries of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod held their pastoral and diaconal call services and their vicarage and deaconess internship assignment services on April 26 and 27.
On April 26, 1847, representatives from 14 Lutheran congregations in the U.S. signed the constitution of Die Deutsche Evangelisch-Lutherische Synode von Missouri, Ohio und andern Staaten, which became The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).
The Church Work Directors Conference was convened Jan. 31–Feb. 1 by the LCMS Office of Pastoral Education as a part of its Set Apart to Serve initiative,
The coalition — a collection of representatives from around the Synod — supports and fosters conversations about church worker wellness.