Tim Hetzner, president of Lutheran Church Charities, talks about their recent work and the purpose for their ministry.
Dozens of chainsaw specialists joined more than 200 Lutheran volunteers on Saturday, April 11, to clean up after an EF-F tornado struck Northern Illinois on April 9.
More than 275 cleanup volunteers respond to the EF-4 tornado that struck Northern Illinois April 9.
Supporters embrace the Rev. Ingo Dutzmann (right) and his family with prayers, visits and emergency funds.
A hymn written by Dr. Carol Geisler, a former Lutheran school principal who lives in St. Louis, is the winning entry.
Audio presentations from our 2014 International Disaster Response Conference at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne.
The LCMS website has a video library with the latest videos and interviews about LCMS Disaster Response.
A $25,000 grant from the Synod’s Office of National Mission will be used by leaders of five LCMS congregations to bring hope and healing to the community.
The six pastors and a vicar — four white, three black — visit Ferguson, Mo., to help bring calm after the grand jury announcement.
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.
The new “Hope and a Prayer Center by the Sea” provides pastoral care, counseling, after-school programs, literacy training and food programs to a hurting community in the name of Christ.
Messiah Lutheran Church, Marysville, Wash., holds a “Service of Word and Prayer” in the wake of the Oct. 24 shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.
The Rev. Bill Engfehr, an LCMS emergency-services chaplain in Collinsville, Ill., receives the Red Cross Community Preparedness and Resiliency Award.
The LCMS International Disaster Response Conference involves 170 pastors and lay leaders from five continents.
In addition to large grants to help after headline-making disasters, LCMS Disaster Response also provides smaller grants to assist congregations and individuals.
The Rev. Benjamin Ball leads a Divine Service of Rededication at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel, Ill., on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. It was the first time the congregation worshiped in the sanctuary since a fire damaged the building in November 2013. Photographs by Erik M. Lunsford, staff photojournalist in LCMS Communications.