Health Ministry

Mercy Medical Teams: Balm for the Body, Encouragement for the Soul

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod sends Mercy Medical Teams (MMT) — comprised of medical personnel, clergy and hardworking laypeople from the United States — to provide medical care to people living in remote areas of the world.

The church is for EVERYONE

This new resource from LCMS Health Ministry provides straightforward and inexpensive ideas to help volunteers — Sunday school teachers, VBS leaders, youth workers and others — include people of all abilities in their next church event.

Law and Gospel with Implications for Parish Nursing

This video presentation will help the parish nurse recognize the difference between Law and Gospel and apply them correctly in interactions with individuals and groups.

Parish Nurse Newsletter – Winter 2016

This Winter 2016 Parish Nurse Newsletter focuses on the communities in which parish nurses live and practice — with the pastor and parish staff, congregations and districts, and the global community.

Health Ministry offers online parish-nursing course

The “Introduction to Parish Nursing in a Lutheran Setting” program includes videos, supplemental print materials and guided discussions and activities.

KFUO Audio: Interview about LCMS Mercy Medical Teams

KFUO Radio host Andy Bates talks with Tracy Quaethem and volunteers about LCMS Mercy Medical Teams. Quaethem, of LCMS Life and Health Ministries, shares details about the program, and past participants share personal stories from serving in Madagascar, Kenya and other underserved regions.

Health Ministry offers free video lectures for parish nurses

The online lectures will address topics such as Law and Gospel, mental illness, theology, loss, guilt and forgiveness, care for the aging and vocations.

KFUO Audio: Interview about January 22 March for Life in Washington, D.C.

KFUO Radio host Andy Bates talks with Tracy Quaethem, manager of LCMS Life and Health Ministries, about the March for Life scheduled for Jan. 22, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

KFUO Audio: Interview about January 2016 March for Life events

KFUO Radio host Andy Bates talks with Rev. Christopher Esget, Tracy Quaethem, Stephanie Neugebauer and Rev. Michael Salemink about the upcoming January 2016 March for Life events in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.

Fort Wayne symposium clarifies ethics of infertility

The Infertility Ethics Symposium, sponsored by LCMS Life and Health Ministries, is held Nov. 7 at Concordia Theological Seminary.

Audio: 2015 Infertility Ethics Symposium

LCMS Life Ministry’s second-annual Infertility Ethics Symposium was held on Nov. 7 at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Are the unborn human?

How do we contend for life in a pro-choice world?

Ultrasound Curriculum’s Popularity Grows

LCMS Life Ministry’s free ultrasound curriculum is being sought after not only within the LCMS but also among non-LCMS faith communities across the country.

Parish Nurse Newsletter– Fall 2015

The Fall 2015 issue of the Parish Nurse Newsletter focuses on the importance of lifelong learning for parish nurses.

KFUO Audio: Interview with Stephanie Neugebauer, director, LCMS Life and Health Ministries

World Lutheran News Digest host Kip Allen talked with Stephanie Neugebauer, the new director of LCMS Life and Health Ministries, on Oct. 17 on Worldwide KFUO Radio.

BNM presenters emphasize ‘good moment’ for LCMS

At the Sept. 9-10 meeting in the St. Louis, the LCMS Board for National Mission continues its policy work, hears from numerous speakers and takes several actions.