International Mission

God Grant Us a Blessed End

The main thing that makes our death blessed is faith in Jesus Christ.

COP meeting spotlights training, mercy, outreach, mission

The Sept. 20-23 meeting of the LCMS Council of Presidents involves a lot more than oversight of administrative issues.

Needed now: 45 missionaries for Africa

Those who receive calls will attend orientation events March 2-14 and July 12-24, 2015, in St. Louis.

McMiller installed as OIM’s director of recruitment

The Rev. Dan McMiller is installed Aug. 14 as director of recruitment for the LCMS Office of International Mission.

Shaped by the Cross

So, you are a Christian? Congratulations! You belong to the faith where you are expected to suffer in this life.

A Great Privilege

We face challenges, to be sure, but we are blessed with much!

LCMS equips, ‘sends’ new missionaries

The latest class of missionaries — laypeople and teachers, as well as pastors and deaconesses — will serve in 15 countries.

New missionaries gather for orientation

The 31 new missionaries will serve in 15 countries, including four where the Synod does not currently have a presence.

Loving people, souls: bottom line for mission support

Church leaders — and later, congregations — are receiving a poster to help spread the word about the need for supporting the mission.

Mercy Moment: Philippines Update

Mercy Moment update on Philippines

Council of Presidents assigns vicarages, first calls

The district presidents also meet with seminary faculty and hear reports from LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison and LCMS Secretary Rev. Dr. Raymond Hartwig.

LCMS debuts mission journal

The first issue of the new e-publication addresses whether there is a distinctly LCMS approach to mission.

New missionary-recruitment team begins work

The team opens new office space for their work of recruiting and placing more LCMS missionaries.

ALMA draw: ‘making connections,’ ‘sharing ideas’

Members of the Association of Lutheran Mission Agencies say they gain valuable insights at their annual conference, held earlier this year.

Short-term missionaries needed to teach English

The Synod is seeking to place 20 short-term missionaries who can teach English as a foreign language at schools and churches overseas.

Video: Missionary Service of Sending – 2014

The February 2014 new missionary orientation culminated in a special Service of Sending Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) International Center in St. Louis. During the service, the new missionaries received certificates of completion for LCMS Missionary Orientation, and they, their spouses and families were prayed for.