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LCMS disaster-relief funds can cover insurance ‘gaps’

When disaster strikes — delivering a devastating financial blow to an already-struggling congregation or school — LCMS Disaster Response is available to help in whatever ways it can.

New Gathering video emphasizes ‘stand in Christ alone’

Release of the 3-minute video from LCMS Youth Ministry coincides with Reformation Day on Oct. 31.

BIM calls 10 career missionaries

The LCMS Board for International Mission moves to help fill the 2013 Synod convention mandate to double the number of career missionaries by 2016.

Five installed to LCMS staff positions

They are the Rev. Marcus Zill, the Rev. Mark Wood, Matthew Bergholt, Deaconess Mireya Johnson and Ross Stroh.

Lutherans ‘encouraged, equipped, empowered’ at Black Ministry Convocation

Sharing your faith and reaching out to others: black, white, Hispanic — everyone! — was a major focus of the LCMS Black Ministry Family Convocation.

Day named interim CMO

The Rev. Bart Day, executive director of the Office of National Mission, will serve as the Synod’s interim chief mission officer (CMO) until a new CMO is named.

BNM welcomes new members as its work continues

At its May 30-31 meeting, the Synod’s Board for National Mission continues work on refining policies and on a theological statement for mission.

Wood, Zill join national mission team

The Rev. Mark A. Wood (left) is director of LCMS Witness & Outreach Ministry, and the Rev. Marcus T. Zill is director of LCMS Campus Ministry and LCMS U.

Loving people, souls: bottom line for mission support

Church leaders — and later, congregations — are receiving a poster to help spread the word about the need for supporting the mission.

Synod’s magazine wins two EPA awards

“The Lutheran Witness” receives an “Award of Merit” in the “Denominational” category and wins fourth place in the “Single-Theme Section or Issue” category from the Evangelical Press Association.

LCMS, AHG reps sign ‘Memo of Understanding’

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison and Patti Garibay, national executive director of American Heritage Girls, sign a document that outlines how the two organizations will work together.

LIRS provides free ‘Refugee Sunday’ resources

The kit to help congregations, schools and campus ministries mark the June 22 observance is due to be mailed in mid-April.

LCMS debuts mission journal

The first issue of the new e-publication addresses whether there is a distinctly LCMS approach to mission.

Urban, inner-city ministry: a ripe mission field

The Synod’s Urban & Inner-City Ministry gets new energy with new director: Rev. Steve Schave.

National board takes up concern for recruitment

The LCMS Board for National Mission also continues work on policy and approves a process to call rostered workers into specialized pastoral ministries.

Black Ministry Convo set for July in Kansas City

Lutherans interested and involved in black ministry are invited to attend the Black Ministry Family Convocation, July 9-13 in Kansas City, Mo.