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After a pandemic year, CUS heads back to school

After a year of cancellations, postponements and multiple adjustments in classroom and campus life, CUS students are anticipating a more typical academic year.

Campus clips — Schools wrap up summer, prepare for fall

News from LCMS universities and seminaries.

LCMS pastor’s daughter wins National Right to Life oratory contest

Anna Young, a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashville, spoke about “female empowerment.”

SLED prepares tomorrow’s school leaders today

The School Leadership Development Project (SLED) was created two decades ago to identify, encourage and prepare leaders to serve in the Synod’s early childhood, elementary and secondary schools.

First respite retreat held for commissioned ministers

The retreat consisted of three days of worship, learning and fellowship offered at no cost to participants.

Mid-South District re-elects Paavola

The 21st convention of the LCMS Mid-South District was held July 1–3 in Memphis.

LWML runs the race to Lexington and beyond

The theme of the convention, held June 24–27 in Lexington, Ky., was “Running the Race; Looking to Jesus.”

Campus clips – Partnerships and accolades

Updates from LCMS universities and seminaries.

‘Adopt’ a chaplain

The “Adopt-a-Chap” program connects LCMS congregations with the Synod’s Ministry to the Armed Forces by matching LCMS chaplains with those who wish to encourage them.

LCMS mission boards hold first in-person meetings in more than a year

The Board for International Mission met May 27–28, and the Board for National Mission met June 10–11. 

Lutheran camps enjoy return to ‘normal’

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way Lutheran camps operated in 2020, but it did not prevent them from carrying out their mission “to show people the hope they have in Jesus Christ.”

Texas District re-elects Newman

The LCMS Texas District held its 62nd convention June 10–12 in San Marcos, Texas.

Lutheran Public Radio establishes Lutheran Identity Fund at CUC

The fund will support the recruitment of LCMS faculty and students.

CUNE breaks ground on new performing arts center

The building, set to open in Fall 2022, will serve as a collaboration, practice and study center for students and faculty.

Technology grants build capacity ‘to proclaim the Gospel’

The Esther 4:14 National Grant Program will assist some 225 congregations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to extend their reach with the purchase of new technology, software or training.

Spring/Summer ‘Engage’: ‘Whenever and wherever’

The combined Spring/Summer 2021 issue of ‘Lutherans Engage the World’ shows Lutherans continuing to love and serve their neighbors in new and nimble ways.