The 2023 National Offering will support efforts to make selected materials and resources available in other languages so that all may hear the Good News of the Gospel.
Bernhard M. Seter scholarship to support church work students in Africa
Recipients of the scholarship must be studying to become Lutheran pastors, deaconesses or Christian evangelists serving in Africa LCMS partner churches.
Consider a year-end ‘Together as Synod’ gift
An undesignated gift to the LCMS enhances domestic and international efforts to witness, show mercy to others and live life together as children of God.
New staff installed in St. Louis
In October, new staff were installed at the LCMS International Center in the areas of Pastoral Education, National Mission and Mission Advancement.
Synod contributors ‘blessed to be a blessing’
A new website from LCMS Mission Advancement provides information and assistance to those interested in giving back to the church via a specific planned gift or Christian estate plan.
LCMS Board of Directors approves surplus budget for FY23
The budget includes total revenue of just over $82 million and total spending of $81.4 million.
‘No more and no less’: At all times, God provides
As 2021 comes to a close, consider a year-end gift to the The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
New gift-matching opportunities for first-time givers
In addition to the first-time gift matches, two additional gift-match opportunities are open to all, both first-time contributors and those who already have a record of giving.
LCMS missionaries displaced by Ethiopia flooding
The seminary of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) in Addis Ababa was also severely damaged, and several people died.
LCMS mission boards hold first in-person meetings in more than a year
The Board for International Mission met May 27–28, and the Board for National Mission met June 10–11.
Board of Directors adopts $62.7 million budget for FY22
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Board of Directors met in St. Louis May 20–21.
LCMS receives renewed Better Business Bureau accreditation
The LCMS met all 20 of the BBB’s accountability standards to receive a renewal of its accreditation by the organization.
State of the Synod goes online in 2020
The State of the Synod content has taken on a new delivery form this year, available to a wider online audience at the LCMS website.
‘Together as Synod’ gift an opportunity to serve ‘big picture’ mission
As 2020 comes to an end, supporters of the LCMS who are prayerfully considering making a year-end gift are encouraged to give a “Together as Synod” gift.
In difficult times, international missionaries still being trained, sent
The new missionaries were sent during a service at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis on Aug. 7.
Soldiers of the Cross—Amplified grants aid rostered and non-rostered church workers
The Synod’s long-time Soldiers of the Cross grant assistance program has been “amplified” so that not only those workers who are on the Synod’s roster, but also lay workers in LCMS churches, schools and organizations, may apply for assistance.