In addition to the first-time gift matches, two additional gift-match opportunities are open to all, both first-time contributors and those who already have a record of giving.
global seminary initiative
National Offering tops $400,000 to bring ‘Joy to the World’
Gifts made throughout the 2019–22 National Offering cycle will bolster efforts to proclaim Christ in word and deed in challenging urban areas, to new immigrants, among college-age students, alongside partner-church missionaries, and in church-planting efforts both at home and abroad.
Delegates adopt resolutions on sending missionaries, short-term mission teams
On July 24, the Synod in convention passed the final five resolutions brought by Floor Committee 2 on International Witness.
BOD continues on path toward best corporate stewardship
At its November meeting, the Board heard from its chairman about efforts to increase the efficiencies of corporate Synod so the church can use the savings on its “core competencies.”
Six matching funds offer Synod rare opportunity
Four of the six matching or challenge-match initiatives support core LCMS work and the other two target special opportunities to extend the Synod’s impact in the world.
Belay: LCMS ‘not there for lip service’ for Ethiopian seminary
The Rev. Dr. Belay Guta, president of the Mekane Yesus Seminary in Ethiopia, thanks the LCMS for its help during a Sept. 9 Worldwide KFUO interview.
Global Sem Initiative: Supporting theological education worldwide
The initiative provides scholarships for pastors from emerging and partner church bodies to obtain advanced degrees at the two LCMS seminaries.
Delegates affirm Global Seminary Initiative, encourage unified mission work
Delegates adopt three resolutions brought before the 2013 LCMS convention by the floor committee on Witness.