Among other items, the COP discussed the Concordia University System, and the BOD reviewed the Synod’s financial position.
The LCMS Boards for International and National Mission met in January and February in St. Louis.
The resolutions addressed church planting, shared congregational ministry, campus ministry and the legacy of Rosa J. Young.
The online resources from LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission and LCMS Church Planting are available at no cost.
The Epiphany issue, “Light for All Nations,” examines a range of topics relating to missions and evangelism.
The LCMS Board for International Mission met May 30–31, and the LCMS Board for National Mission met June 14–15 in St. Louis.
On April 8, the Rev. Adam DeGroot was installed as the first pastor of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Albuquerque, N.M. St. Andrew is a church plant of the LCMS Rocky Mountain District in partnership with Mission Field: USA.
A March 2018 Supplement to the Reporter highlights the Mission Field:USA, an LCMS Office of National Mission initiative to develop partnerships between struggling inner-city and rural congregations and healthy congregations that desire to help these ministries restart.
LCMS missionary Rev. Micah Glenn and the Lutheran Hope Center are based there, along with community partners.
LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison comments on two major demographic studies about the Synod.
The new “Mission Field: USA — A Resource for Church Planting” addresses cultural changes and integrates the “Witness, Mercy, Life Together” emphasis into a framework for doing missions.
A dozen national mission leaders gather for an April 4 roundtable to look at the future of LCMS church planting.
KFUO Radio host Andy Bates talks with Rev. Steve Schave, director, LCMS Church Planting, and Rev. Peter Burfeind about national mission work. Rev. Burfeind is a domestic missionary serving in campus ministry at the University of Toledo and in the struggling inner city of Toledo, Ohio, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church and Student Ministry.
The Rev. Peter Burfeind and the Rev. Adam DeGroot were blessed and sent out as the first two “Mission Field: USA” national missionaries during a service on Jan. 12, 2016, at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis, Mo.