The Rev. Dr. Juhana Pohjola, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland, and Dr. Päivi Räsänen, a member of the Finnish Parliament, discuss religious persecution in Finland.
The Rev. Dr. Jonathan Shaw, director of LCMS Church Relations, discusses convention resolutions on international church fellowship.
Deaconess Sandra Rhein assists Lutheran church bodies around the world in creating a hymnal of their own.
Over the next two years, every LCMS missionary family will make home visits to share their experiences with supporters.
Dr. David Schmitt, professor of homiletics at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, talks about the new “Preach the Word” project during an interview with KFUO Radio host Rev. Jonathan Fisk.
LCMS Disaster Response Director Rev. Ross Johnson gives an update about relief efforts after Hurricane Matthew stormed Haiti in October 2016.
View photos of the devastation in Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew by LCMS Communications Photojournalist Erik Lunsford, who traveled there with LCMS Disaster Response Director Ross Johnson Oct. 10-13, as the Synod looks to further aid to the hardest-hit areas of Haiti’s southern peninsula.
On June 8, 2016, the Rev. Antonio Reyes, president of The Lutheran Church in the Philippines (LCP), and the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), signed a protocol agreement encouraging and strengthening the official…
Contributions will support national and international mission programs and projects related to the Synod’s threefold emphasis.
Two resolutions presented by Floor Committee 2 on International Witness were adopted on Sunday during the opening day of business at the 66th Regular Convention of the LCMS.
As the number of career missionaries has nearly doubled since 2013, leaders of the Office of International Mission discuss the Synod’s coordinated approach to bringing the Gospel to the ends of the earth, caring for missionaries and what our international partners require most.
Ten new missionaries — along with their seven spouses and 19 children — are blessed for service in the Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, South Korea, Panama and Peru.
Those who are pregnant and serving in the Latin America region may relocate with their families to another country or return to the United States for the duration of their pregnancy.
In March, 21 new pastoral candidates were ordained and seven deaconesses were commissioned in a service with more than 1,000 worshipers at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania — South-East of Lake Victoria Diocese’s (ELCT-SELVD) Ebenezer Cathedral in Shinyanga.
With more than a million Middle Eastern asylum-seekers, flooding into Europe, a new mission field is growing exponentially for the Selbständige Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche (SELK), a church body that has been actively receiving refugees and catechizing them for decades.