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‘Reporter’ Supplement: What kind of pastor do you want for your children and grandchildren?

From the font to the classroom and beyond, pastoral formation is a lifelong endeavor. It takes all hands on deck, both on and o the seminary campus, to form a pastor.

‘Reporter’ Supplement: It’s Time to Plant

A March 2018 Supplement to the Reporter highlights the Mission Field:USA, an LCMS Office of National Mission initiative to develop partnerships between struggling inner-city and rural congregations and healthy congregations that desire to help these ministries restart.

Reporter Supplement: Eyes of Life

A Supplement to the Reporter highlights Eyes of Life, an initiative of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to boldly give voice to what millions of others believe as well: that all life, from conception to natural death, is sacred, valued and a gift from God.

Reporter Supplement: Preach the Word program assists LCMS pastors in preaching

A Supplement to the Reporter highlights the Preach the Word program, which is designed to assist the pastors of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod as they proclaim the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ to their congregations and communities.

Reporter Supplement: PALS makes a difference

The September 2017 Supplement to the Reporter illustrates how the LCMS Office of Pastoral Education responds to the stated need and mandate for faithful and excellent pastors.

Discover ways to support LCMS missionaries

For two months every two years, each LCMS missionary family returns to the United States. This is an opportunity for the congregations, groups, and individuals of the LCMS to renew or consider beginning their support of a missionary.

LCMS Witness & Outreach: re:Vitality and Every One His Witness

re:Vitality and Every One His Witness are separate, robust programs designed to complement and build upon each other. re:Vitality equips congregations and Every One His Witness equips individuals — both with the same purpose: to join in God’s mission to seek and to save the lost.

Pastoral Education: March 2017 — Pastors in the public square

St. Paul in Athens (Acts 17) is an excellent example of a pastor speaking in the public square. What kind of formation needed to take place for Paul to speak the way he did in the Areopagus? First, he would need to have an in-depth understanding of the Holy Scriptures.

International Mission — Gospel-Bearing Tools: People, Policies, Protocols

The Board for International Mission — a group of pastors, church workers and laypeople elected by the Synod in convention — joyfully shoulders the responsibility of setting the policies that guide our international witness and mercy work, as it is carried out through the LCMS Office of International Mission (OIM).

Mission Work Today — May 2016

With missionaries on five continents, the reach of Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod mission work spans the globe. The LCMS works in unexpected places, revitalizing struggling churches and planting new churches.

Free to be Faithful Reporter Insert — May 2016

Landmark Supreme Court cases, timely election advice and Biblical responses to government intrusion.

Worldwide Mercy — March 2016

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and its members are carrying Christ’s mercy to the world and bearing witness to God’s great love for all people. Read about the many forms of mercy, and find a list of free resources that are available for your use.

Pastoral Education – January 2016

Starting in 2016, every pastor in the LCMS will have an opportunity to begin work on his continuing education portfolio toward participating in qualified continuing education experiences that will enhance his service to the church.

Mercy Through Chaplains – September 2015

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Specialized Pastoral Ministry and Ministry to the Armed Forces military chaplains deliver Christ’s mercy through their words and service, providing much-needed spiritual care for His people in unique and challenging environments.

Pastoral Education – September 2015

The essentials of pastoral formation remain the same throughout the ages: Oratio, Meditatio, Tentatio (prayer, meditation, spiritual affliction and trial).

National Mission: A New Way of Working Together

Although they have been several years in development, the LCMS Board for National Mission’s new policies now formally chart a course for the Synod’s Office of National Mission (ONM) as it works with and serves the Synod’s districts and other domestic entities and seeks to carry out the mission priorities established for it by the Synod in convention.