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April ‘Lutheran Witness’: Christian missions through the lens of Easter

Readers can join with all the saints in heaven and on earth as they travel through time and across space to celebrate Christ’s resurrection.

Spring ‘Engage’: How God opens doors for the Gospel

In unique ways and in diverse locations around the world, Lutherans are faithfully carrying out the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations.

LCMS adds Better Business Bureau Accreditation

The LCMS was previously recognized by another watchdog, Guidestar, as a Platinum-level participant in its Exchange program.

Operation Barnabas: ‘Life-saving’ help for military families

Begun in 2007 to support Lutheran chaplains serving in the reserves, this Ministry to the Armed Forces program has evolved into a “network of care” for anyone with military connections — both within Synod churches and beyond their walls.

Wanted: Nominations for convention

The Oct. 20 deadline may seem a long way off, but the time is now to submit nominations for the 74 officer, board and commission positions to be elected at the next LCMS Convention, July 20–25, 2019, in Tampa, Fla.

Share It! — Welcoming visitors

Congregation and school leaders share how they make new parishioners and students feel welcome.

Movie review: ‘Paul, Apostle of Christ’

Reviewer Ted Giese calls it “a remarkable film” with “a strong presentation of forgiveness, grace and mercy.”

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.

Johnson elected to first term as Southern District president

The Rev. Dr. McNair Ramsey of Valley Grande, Ala., was elected first vice-president.

Buss elected to first term in Northern Illinois

The Rev. Allan R. Buss of Belvidere, Ill., is elected to his first three-year term as president of the LCMS Northern Illinois District.

Registration opens for 2018 National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference

The conference will be held Nov. 8–10 in Kansas City, Mo., under the theme “Have No Fear.”

‘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.