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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.

Registration opens for Multiethnic Symposium

The event — sponsored annually by Concordia Seminary, St. Louis — is set for May 1–2.

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.

‘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.

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?”

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.

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.

LCMS Youth Ministry offers summer Servant Events

Registration is now open for more than 40 LCMS Servant Events in the categories of construction, human care, environmental, outreach, multicultural and crisis.

Resources available for 2019 LWML convention

Available on the convention website are several free items LWML groups and congregations can use to let their members know about the convention.

‘Relationships, not programs’: Youth Ministry shares research on young adults

Two surveys, one of congregations and one of young adults, focused on the question of retention of LCMS youth following confirmation.