New This Week

New international missionaries blessed for service

The missionaries will serve in the Dominican Republic, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, the Czech Republic and Russia.

Four Higher Things youth conferences planned

They will be held this summer in Northfield, Minn.; Carbondale, Ill.; Lawrence, Kan.; and Tacoma, Wash.

New catalog documents CHI’s Reformation exhibit

The catalog features color photos and descriptions of rare books, coins and other vintage items displayed by Concordia Historical Institute.

‘Preach the Word’ Module 4 now available for free download

Preach the Word is the Synod’s ongoing program for fostering excellence in preaching.

Training, tools and trailers help disaster dollars go farther

When disaster strikes, LCMS Disaster Response comes alongside to help congregations and districts develop the most effective possible response.

CTCR releases report on women and the military

The report is available for free download from the CTCR website.

Board of Directors examines financial uptrends, opportunities, more

The Board’s next meeting — May 18–19 in St. Louis — will focus on the FY19 budget.

Photo essay: Update on Texas hurricane relief

The LCMS Texas District effort has changed from splintered work in response to changing needs to that of a well-coordinated operation.

New issues of seminary magazines now available

The latest issues of Concordia Seminary and For the Life of the World are free to read online.

Boards and Business – COP, BNM, BIM

An overview of the most recent meetings of the LCMS Council of Presidents, Board for National Mission and Board for International Mission.

Campus Clips – March 2018

News from LCMS colleges and seminaries.

Photo essay: How a Lutheran school shares Jesus

St. John’s Lutheran School has grown from 200 to 232 students since last year, and 12 of the new students — who weren’t affiliated with a church — are now worshiping at St. John’s congregation.

Share It! – Observing Lent

Church members and workers answer the question, “In what special ways does your congregation or school observe Lent?”

From the Mission Field – March 2018

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

Seminaries to cover tuition for church-work students

The new paid-tuition policies at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., are for residential pastoral ministry and deaconess students, beginning with the 2018–19 year.

Scharr elected to third full term in Southern Illinois

Others elected to leadership positions include the Rev. Mark Nebel of Red Bud, Ill., as first vice-president; the Rev. Benjamin Ball of Hamel, Ill., second vice-president; the Rev. Peter Ill of Millstadt, Ill., secretary; and Julie Johnson of Hamel, treasurer.