The conference, titled “The Rock in Shifting Sands,” was held Jan. 10–12 at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis.
Ministerial Care Coalition holds annual meeting
The coalition — a collection of representatives from around the Synod — supports and fosters conversations about church worker wellness.
Photo essay: A photographer’s look back at 2021
LCMS Managing Photojournalist Erik M. Lunsford shares some of 2021’s definitive moments.
‘Church in a messy world’: BOD looks back on pandemic year
The LCMS Board of Directors met Aug. 26 in St. Louis.
After a pandemic year, CUS heads back to school
After a year of cancellations, postponements and multiple adjustments in classroom and campus life, CUS students are anticipating a more typical academic year.
LCMS mission boards hold first in-person meetings in more than a year
The Board for International Mission met May 27–28, and the Board for National Mission met June 10–11.
Technology grants build capacity ‘to proclaim the Gospel’
The Esther 4:14 National Grant Program will assist some 225 congregations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to extend their reach with the purchase of new technology, software or training.
From the mission field: Project 24 finds blessing during pandemic
Project 24, which provides boarding for Kenyan children while they attend school, had to close its sites and send the children home in 2020 due to COVID-19.
COVID-19 and the church: One year later
Over the last year, LCMS Research Services has carried out a series of surveys to study how the Synod’s churches, schools and workers are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘Coast to Coast’: Virtual concert unites Lutherans in song
In March, more than 3,000 people from across the United States joined together for a virtual concert event that featured the music ensembles of Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill., and Sheboygan Lutheran High School in Sheboygan, Wis.
Pandemics don’t stop disasters — or the church’s response
Natural disasters continued to strike even amid the COVID-19 pandemic. And LCMS Disaster Response continued to respond with mercy, aid and the message of hope found in Christ.
Additional ‘Take Heart’ retreats planned for 2021
All costs are covered for participating pastors except travel to and from the retreat.
CTCR provides updated vaccine fact sheet
The fact sheet, titled “The LCMS and COVID-19 Vaccines: Facts and Considerations,” was first released in January.
ONM grants support resiliency programs for the Synod’s workers
Funds for the grants came from the Soldiers of the Cross—Amplified program.
MDFL holds virtual gathering on wide range of topics
Congregation members, workers and leaders from across the LCMS listened, shared and learned during the Making Disciples for Life gathering held via Zoom the evenings of Jan. 11–14.
Synod provides facts and counsel on COVID-19 vaccines
On Jan. 21, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison sent an email to all workers on the Synod roster addressing questions and concerns about the COVID-19 vaccines.