Convention delegates in 2016 adopted resolutions regarding district convention attendance and geographical region requirements for board members.
The grant will provide $10,000 each to assist nine missionaries/missionary families serving in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Peru and Russia, and another missionary who has been called to Thailand.
At its Nov. 16–17 meeting, the Synod’s Board of Directors fixed its gaze on “facing the realities” of the Synod’s finances and membership demographics.
Lutherans are bringing help to the hurting — both physical and spiritual — in the wake of three devastating hurricanes, a major earthquake and menacing wildfires.
“Bringing Christ to the Nations” is the theme of the Lutheran Hour Ministries float that will be featured in the 2018 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif.
Receiving the “Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award” Nov. 12 in St. Louis were fourth-grade teacher Brenda Doering and high school chemistry teacher Rich Langefeld.
Upon hearing oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission Dec. 5, the U.S. Supreme Court now must decide, in effect, whether Christians have the same liberty as others to live consistently according to their religious beliefs.
Among the gift recipients are five congregations, four districts, one school and the LCMS Office of National Mission.
A variety of giving options are available.
The changes were mandated by Resolution 12–14, adopted by the 2016 LCMS convention and endorsed in May by the Synod’s Board of Directors.
Both the National and International Mission boards met in St. Louis in October.
Author Rev. William Weedon is LCMS director of worship and International Center chaplain.
The conference was held Nov. 9–11 in Kansas City, Mo.
The preaching workshops will focus on helping pastors plan and prepare for Lent.
The magazine is published in 20 languages through the Concordia Mission Society and read in over 100 countries.
The guide is the third joint effort of the three church bodies.