The series of four presentations on the Synod’s international mission efforts explain the OIM’s emphasis on spreading the Gospel, planting Lutheran churches and showing mercy.
The resolutions from Floor Committee 2 address the Alliance Missionary Program, independent international congregations and the FORO model, among other things.
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.
In September, representatives from the LCMS gathered in Kisumu, Kenya, with representatives from 34 of the Synod’s partner churches to discuss the work of the confessional Lutheran church around the world.
In June, representatives from the LCMS and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil signed a memorandum setting the criteria for the Alliance Missionary Project.
In partnership with the LCMS, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil recently called eight pastors to serve as alliance missionaries in the Africa and the Latin America and Caribbean regions.
The Board for International Mission met May 27–28, and the Board for National Mission met June 10–11.
For the first time, two Spanish translations of Confessional Lutheran Dogmatics — Baptism and Christology — are available in print.
Building renovations will expand educational opportunities in Montevideo, Uruguay.