International Mission

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.

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.

Synod announces three staff changes

The staff changes at the LCMS International Center involve the Rev. Dr. Edward Grimenstein, the Rev. Dr. Albert Collver III and the Rev. Steven Schave.

Synod offers online resource for year-end donors

Interested in making a charitable donation before year’s end? Check out the Synod’s “Make a Gift” website!

Rodewald to lead Lutheran Bible Translators

Dr. Michael K. Rodewald, regional director for Africa with the LCMS Office of International Mission, will begin work June 1, 2014, as executive director of LBT.

La Victoria Mercy House Grand Opening

We’re delighted to share this video from Sunday’s grand opening of the Mercy House in La Victoria, Lima, Peru. The Rev. Mark Eisold, an LCMS career missionary in Peru, said he is thankful for “people like you in the United…

International Mission – June 2013

LCMS international mission work abides in and by three tenets of the Christian faith: Baptism, catechesis and the Lord’s Supper. Within this insert, you’ll learn more about those three gifts and the way in which LCMS missionaries are sharing Christ’s Gospel to the ends of the earth!

Three joining Synod staff

The Rev. Steve Schave, Deaconess Kim Schave and the Rev. Michael Meyer accept posts with the LCMS national offices.