A ‘wall of water’: Iowa floods strike three LCMS congregations

A response to the June 22 flooding is underway.

Concordia University System regents gather for training

The training was mandated by the Synod in convention.

‘God is with them’: Wildfire response in Chile

Over the past few months, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has followed through with its strategic disaster response plan for the area.

From the mission field: Christian care for body and soul

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

Campus clips: Mission, learning and honors

Updates submitted by LCMS schools, campus ministries, universities and seminaries.  

Mock disaster provides training ground for volunteers

In April, Lutherans in North Carolina participated in a Lutheran Early Response Team training event.

BOD adopts $80.6M budget for FY25

The budget reflects an anticipated $78.6M in total revenue and net asset releases, $2.01M in board-designated releases, and a surplus of $51,000.

Specialized Care conference offers practical, theological insight

Specialized Care workers extend their congregation’s Word and Sacrament ministry by providing spiritual care to those in unique circumstances.

Close, closed, close[d] Communion: Three words, one meaning

The Synod in convention has spoken clearly to this issue on many occasions, including in 2023, when it adopted Res. 5-09 by 88.9%.

Summer ‘Engage’: Mercy for neighbor

Among other stories, the issue introduces the “By the Mercies of God” accountability campaign.

Pastoral colloquy policy manual receives updates

The updated manual and application were adopted by the LCMS Colloquy Committee for Pastoral Ministry on Sept. 8, 2023.

Brazil flood response continues

Earlier this year, unprecedented floods destroyed property and displaced thousands of people in the Rio Grande do Sul region in Brazil.

‘By the Mercies of God’: Putting the church’s gifts to work

Stories of mercy provide a small glimpse of how the generosity of God’s people is making a difference around the world.

BNM, BIM hold spring meetings

Both boards reviewed the proposed budgets and provided feedback for their respective mission units, the Office of National Mission and Office of International Mission.

Districts partner in church work recruitment

District presidents, circuit visitors, education executives and others closely connected to district work are deeply invested in addressing the need for workers.