Events

PALS facilitators gather for learning, support

PALS, or Post-Seminary Applied Learning and Support, is an ongoing effort of the LCMS Office of Pastoral Education to help new pastors and their wives transition from seminary through the first three years of ministry.

Concordia Deaconess Conference celebrates 40 years

The organization was not able to observe its 40th anniversary last year due to the pandemic, so chose instead to commemorate the anniversary at this year’s conference.

First respite retreat held for commissioned ministers

The retreat consisted of three days of worship, learning and fellowship offered at no cost to participants.

LWML runs the race to Lexington and beyond

The theme of the convention, held June 24–27 in Lexington, Ky., was “Running the Race; Looking to Jesus.”

LCMS Youth Gathering adds new, flexible volunteer opportunity for 2022

The new volunteer track will allow more people to get involved, even if they don’t have a full week to commit. 

Watch Call Day services online

Both seminaries of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod will provide live, online coverage of their upcoming Call Day and Assignment services.

Additional ‘Take Heart’ retreats planned for 2021

All costs are covered for participating pastors except travel to and from the retreat.

Synod to celebrate ‘Here I Stand’ Sunday in April

On April 18, the Synod will commemorate the 500th anniversary of Luther’s historic speech at the Diet of Worms by observing “Here I Stand” Sunday,

Life conference goes virtual this year

The conference, set for March 19–20, will include both live sessions and on-demand videos, as well as the opportunity to engage with speakers through question-and-answer sessions. 

LCMS Servant Events planned for 2021

After a summer interrupted by COVID-19 cancellations, LCMS Servant Event hosts are optimistically planning their events again for Summer 2021. 

National Lutheran Schools Week to reflect on challenges and growth

National Lutheran Schools Week will take place Jan. 24–30 under the theme “Sent to Serve.”

‘Take Heart’ retreats uplift, refresh pastors during COVID-19

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.

Hybrid MDFL conference builds on past and moves forward

A ‘Making Disciples for Life’ conference was held in conjunction with an LCMS Minnesota South District pastors conference in October.

Plans underway for 2021 life marches

Some things look different this year, but the commitment to life hasn’t changed.

Upcoming retreats offer pastors respite from pandemic

The LCMS Office of National Mission has partnered with DOXOLOGY on the retreats, which are planned for Sept. 28–30 in Bel Aire, Kan., and Oct. 5–7 in Donaldson, Ind.

‘In All Things’: Youth Ministry announces 2022 Gathering theme

The next LCMS Youth Gathering is set for July 9–13, 2022, in Houston.