August ‘Witness’: Church workers needed

In the August issue of LW, the Rev. Dr. James Baneck, executive director of the LCMS Office of Pastoral Education, explains why and how the Church Worker Recruitment Initiative will be vital to the work of the LCMS.

Haiti suffers 7.2 magnitude earthquake

LCMS World Relief and Human Care Disaster Response has begun to evaluate and respond to the situation.

Concordia Deaconess Conference celebrates 40 years

The organization was not able to observe its 40th anniversary last year due to the pandemic, so chose instead to commemorate the anniversary at this year’s conference.

Campus clips — Schools wrap up summer, prepare for fall

News from LCMS universities and seminaries.

From the mission field — Everyday miracles

The Rev. Dr. Christian Tiews, LCMS missionary to Germany, shares a story about how God is using Word and Sacrament to build up His church.

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.

UICM webinar features Grammy-nominated Lutheran recording artist

Marcus Gray, who goes professionally by the name Flame, will appear at the LCMS Youth Gathering in Houston, July 9–13, 2022. 

Harrison calls Japan Lutheran Church to repentance

At its 2021 convention, the Japan Lutheran Church (JLC) made two decisions that have destroyed the scriptural basis for the longstanding relationship of altar and pulpit fellowship between the LCMS and the JLC.

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.”

Lutheran Early Response Team unveils new website

The website will better facilitate the work of LCMS Disaster Response at both the local and national level.

Alliance missionaries called to serve

In partnership with the LCMS, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil recently called eight pastors to serve as alliance missionaries in the Africa and the Latin America and Caribbean regions.

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.