Free resource summarizes LCMS youth ministry study on millennials and the church

The resource is available in either paperback or e-book format from Concordia Publishing House.

‘Retention, evangelism, discipleship’: COP focuses on raising up the next generation

The LCMS Council of Presidents held its fall meeting in San Diego Nov. 12-15.

BOD continues on path toward best corporate stewardship

At its November meeting, the Board heard from its chairman about efforts to increase the efficiencies of corporate Synod so the church can use the savings on its “core competencies.” 

Youth Ministry wraps up multi-year research project on young-adult retention

The study utilized surveys and focus groups to collect data for use in helping LCMS congregations minister to young adults.

Millennials: the ‘don’t judge generation’ on sexual morality

More than half of 18- to 35-year-olds say that in some situations having an abortion is the “most responsible decision.”

Secularism grows as more U.S. Christians turn ‘churchless’

According to Barna researcher David Kinnaman, 38 percent of Americans claim no particular religious identity.

National board takes up concern for recruitment

The LCMS Board for National Mission also continues work on policy and approves a process to call rostered workers into specialized pastoral ministries.