Among other business, the Board heard a report from the Synod president, elected a new BOD member, and thanked retiring CFO Jerry Wulf for his service.
On July 23, the Synod in convention passed resolutions to condemn the sin of racism, encourage care for immigrant neighbors, and create resources on gender identity.
LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison shares “words of encouragement and hope” in light of expected policy changes by the U.S. government toward immigrants.
Topics discussed by the LCMS Council of Presidents include ecclesiastical supervision, calling pastors on candidate status, immigration and seminary concerns.
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service partners are providing care and services to help with the recent influx of unaccompanied immigrant children in the U.S.
Congregations and organizations reaching out to immigrants in detention have until Oct. 18 to apply for grants from Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.
ST. LOUIS, February 25, 2013—Raise the subject of immigration and be prepared for a spirited debate. Christians who hold to the Scriptures can have varying personal and political views about the best ways to compassionately care for and serve those who come to live in the United States from other countries. A new report, “Immigrants Among Us,” by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) offers theological guidance from a Lutheran perspective for thinking through immigration issues and some practical guidance for ministering to immigrants.