Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, Rev. John Schmidtke presented a free webinar on “A Place Not Forgotten.” Ministry in the urban context is challenging as ministries deal with poverty, crime, lack of opportunity and a host of social issues.
LCMS Worship: Suggestions for 2021 midweek Lenten services
LCMS Worship provides suggestions for liturgy, psalms, readings, hymns and collects to use during 2021 midweek Lenten services.
New PALS resource especially for pastors’ wives
The resource, titled “Faith to Follow: Transition from the Call to the Church,” was written by Kate Meadows, a second-year pastor’s wife in South Dakota.
January ‘Witness’: Living a chaste and decent life
Chastity is not simply about “waiting for marriage,” but about the entire life of the believer.
Photo essay: A photographer’s look back at 2020
LCMS Managing Photojournalist Erik M. Lunsford shares some of 2020’s definitive moments.
Photo essay: Campus ministry: Gospel light in a dark world
The Rev. Michael Schuermann, pastor of University Lutheran, is at work amid ever-changing circumstances on this campus, serving students, faculty, staff and members of the community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
December ‘Witness’: The gift that gives eternal life
The December issue of ‘The Lutheran Witness’ explores how the Old Testament portrays and points to the Second Person of the Trinity, the eternally begotten Son of God.
Photo essay: Hurricane Sally: A sprint becomes a marathon
The initial assessment of Hurricane Sally’s damage revealed that 19 congregations in Alabama and Florida were affected. The storm impacted the entire community, including schools, the district camp and members’ homes.
LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Developing Enterprise for Mercy’
Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, the Rev. Martin Schultheis presented a free webinar on “Developing Enterprise for Mercy.” Resources and opportunity often seem to be lacking in the urban communities in need of enterprise.
New module addresses preaching in a post-Christian culture
The module features the Rev. Dr. Gregory P. Seltz, executive director of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C., and speaker emeritus of “The Lutheran Hour.”
Resource provides guidance for triennial emphasis
The resource was developed by the LCMS Boards for National and International Mission, who were charged by the 2019 convention with providing a “joint report … offering ideas and guidance for proposing triennial mission and ministry emphases to the national convention.”
November ‘Witness’: Medicine for the soul
The November issue takes up the discussion of the Lord’s Supper, fellowship and closed Communion.
COVID-19: Resources from DOXOLOGY
DOXOLOGY, an LCMS Recognized Service Organization, offers resources for pastors and congregations. Their goal is to support faithful pastors in their vital service to the dear souls committed to their care.
LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Ministry in the Coronavirus Epicenter — Update’
Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, the Rev. Dien Ashley Taylor presents a free webinar on “Ministry in the Coronavirus Epicenter — Update.”
Photo essay: Responding to Hurricane Laura in Louisiana
St. John Lutheran Church in Lake Charles sustained significant damage, including to its sanctuary, which had two opposing walls completely blown out, destroying the stained glass and ruining most of the building’s contents.
‘Engage’ goes digital-only this fall
The Fall 2020 issue is now available.