New This Week

FAQs provide ‘Update on Licensed Lay Deacons’

The new online resource is available on the LCMS president’s webpage.

Volunteers needed in Texas

Individuals and groups can spend a day, a week or more helping residents of the Beaumont, Port Arthur, Corpus Christi and Rockport areas whose lives were affected by the storm.

We Raise Foundation announces launch event

The former Wheat Ridge Ministries introduces its new name and new mission March 2 in Oak Brook, Ill.

Campus Clips

News from LCMS colleges and seminaries.

From the Mission Field

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

Share It! – Ideas for serving the community

This month’s “Share it!” responses include ideas from pastors and a school principal.

Offering a warm ‘welcome’: February ‘Witness’ looks at hospitality

The issue also features a conversation with LCMS Black Ministry Director Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Gray.

LCMS Black Ministry: A look backward and forward

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has been involved in black ministry for over 140 years.

PALS program supports new pastors, wives

The program (Post-Seminary Applied Learning and Support) was begun in 1998 and operates in 31 of the Synod’s 35 districts.

Photo essay: LCMS missionaries show God’s love to children in Peru

Children in Lima, Peru, receive food for both body and soul from three Lutheran ministries that operate as Castillo Fuerte: Casa de Misericordia, or Mighty Fortress: House of Mercy.

Synod joins court brief to protect pregnancy centers from mandated abortion advertising

The Synod is among 22 states, 144 members of Congress and numerous other organizations filing amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could block California’s mandate for abortion advertisements in pro-life pregnancy centers.

‘Mission Field: USA’ new online tool ‘first of its kind’ in LCMS

The self-paced online tool is a companion to the Mission Field: USA guidebook.

‘Every One His Witness’ evangelism program launches website

The website, the second part of the Every One His Witness (E1HW) program, contains videos that apply the E1HW approach to specific witnessing contexts.

Concordia Seminary offers free Bible study tied to solar eclipse

“The Great American Eclipse and Our Creaturely Sense of Wonder” was written by Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, professor Rev. Dr. Charles P. Arand.

CHI exhibit features books, coins from Luther’s time

An exhibit at Concordia Historical Institute in St. Louis features rare books and coins from the time of Martin Luther and the Reformation.