The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has awarded 48 grants during Phase 2 of the 1 John 3 Initiative Million Dollar Life Match. The program, which offers a total of $1 million in matching grants, seeks to support LCMS congregations involved in providing beginning-of-life care in their local communities.
Million Dollar Life Match grants awarded
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) is pleased to announce that 37 congregations received grants during Phase 1 of the 1 John 3 Initiative Million Dollar Life Match.
Religious liberty during reopening
Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, addresses the church regarding the changing situations as states and communities face reopening.
Missouri Synod announces Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty leader
ST. LOUIS — The Rev. Dr. Gregory P. Seltz, speaker for “The Lutheran Hour” radio program since 2011, has accepted the call to be the first executive director of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s new Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty (LCRL).
Lutheran leader offers press interviews as 500th anniversary of the Reformation approaches
Rev. Harrison is available for interviews regarding the Reformation now through Oct. 31, as the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation approaches.
Boy Scouts of America Update
MOU with Boy Scouts of America is “no longer tenable;” potential legal concerns exist for chartering LCMS congregations.
Rev. Esget appointed as sixth vice-president of LCMS
The Rev. Dr. Robert Kuhn, sixth vice-president of the LCMS, has for health reasons resigned this office, and President Harrison appointed the Rev. Christopher Esget of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Alexandria, Va., for that position.
Simon named VP at LCMS Foundation
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Foundation recently named Ralph Simon as vice-president of Investment Services, effective July 7, 2014.
15 countries. 35 new missionaries.
Special “sending service” for 35 new missionaries who have completed two weeks of training at The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) International Center in St. Louis before they are sent to the four corners of the globe. They will join approximately 140 other missionaries around the world.
LCMS Foundation names Clasquin as VP
ST. LOUIS, June 9, 2014— Tina Clasquin has been promoted to vice-president of trust administration and customer support with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Foundation effective June 16.
LCMS National Housing Support Corp. awarded $150,000 grant for St. Louis City renewal
ST. LOUIS, March 5, 2014—LCMS National Housing Support Corp. (NHSC) d/b/a Lutheran Housing Support has been awarded a $150,000 Wells Fargo UrbanLIFT™ grant for the corporation’s ongoing revitalization efforts in St. Louis’ historic College Hill neighborhood.
Missouri Synod president shares Lenten message
ST. LOUIS, March 6, 2014—“May the Lord bless you in this period of repentance with joy, knowing that Jesus loves sinners,” says the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, in his Lenten message to the church.
Wenthe named president of Concordia University System
ST. LOUIS, March 4, 2014—The Rev. Dr. Dean O. Wenthe has accepted the call effective immediately to serve as president of the Concordia University System (CUS), which serves to further the objectives of higher education within The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as carried out by its colleges and universities.
Concordia Plan Services named one of 100 ‘healthiest workplaces’ nationwide
ST. LOUIS, February 17, 2014—Concordia Plan Services (CPS) has found that an apple a day really does keep the doctor away. CPS, the benefits provider of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), has been named one of the 100 “Healthiest Workplaces” in America.
Ready. Set. Go! LCMS sends new missionaries to the four corners
Special “sending service” for new Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) missionaries being sent to the four corners of the globe.
LCMS responds to Thrivent’s ‘Financial Neutrality Policy’
ST. LOUIS, February 7, 2014—The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) released today an initial response to Thrivent Financial for Lutherans’ “Financial Neutrality Policy.”