The new Mission Nation Publishing website offers video interviews with national LCMS missionaries and other resources.
Supreme Court agrees to tackle abortion-pill mandate’s ‘accommodation’
The mandate forces employers, regardless of their religious or moral convictions, to provide health plans that create access to abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception under threat of heavy penalties.
LCMS Statement on Boy Scouts of America Policy Change
LCMS issues statement on Boy Scouts of America policy change to allow openly homosexual adults to serve as scoutmasters or leaders in any capacity.
Free to be Faithful essay contest
Those chosen to serve as ambassadors will receive free transportation, lodging and meals for the fall conference in Washington, where they will hear speakers — and take part in discussions — on safeguarding marriage, life and religious liberty.
Marriage is a public institution that promotes societal goods in a way that is both non-intrusive and beneficial for society as a whole.
LCMS Responds to Thrivent’s Choice Dollars® Statement
With the recent Thrivent announcement to reconsider their Choice Dollars® Program, the LCMS is encouraged to learn that Thrivent is beginning to recognize the serious concern its members have when their choice dollars are stewarded toward organizations such as Planned Parenthood that directly support the abortion industry and the killing of unborn children.
LCMS issues statement about Thrivent Choice Dollars®
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) is deeply concerned by the news that Thrivent Financial has recognized Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota as a potential recipient of funding through its Thrivent Choice Dollars grant program.
LCMS Releases Statement on Scouting
Congregations advised to make own decisions on Boy Scouts involvement
National, international mission boards examine missiology
The Synod’s two mission boards review a draft of “A Theological Statement for Mission in the 21st Century,” a document mandated by the 2013 Synod convention.
National Mission board clarifies purpose, OKs SPM call process
At the most recent meeting, board members also tweak policies, elect officers and hear staff reports.
National Disaster Response Conference open to all
Anyone with an interest in responding to victims of natural and man-made disasters is welcome to attend the Synod’s Fifth National Disaster Response Conference, Oct. 7-10 in St. Louis.
Missouri Synod issues new $70,000 grant for ongoing Superstorm Sandy relief
ST. LOUIS, May 16, 2013—As recovery efforts continue on the East Coast following the ravages of Superstorm Sandy last fall, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is issuing a new $70,000 grant to help 32 local families repair or renovate their storm-damaged homes.
LCC Comfort Dogs go to Boston
Five “Comfort Dogs” from Lutheran Church Charities are in Boston to “help bring some relief to people that are shaken up because of the bombings.”
Walther League reunion raises $3,400 for Walther Mausoleum
ST. LOUIS, March 4, 2013—Alumni of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Walther League, the church’s former youth organization, have gathered in Frankenmuth, Mich., for a reunion for the last 28 years.
Response to Court Opinion on Clergy Housing Allowance
On November 22, 2013, a Federal District Court in Wisconsin held that the clergy housing allowance is unconstitutional. Specifically, the judge entered an Order and Opinion declaring 26 U.S.C. Section 107(2) unenforceable because it violates the First and Fifth Amendments…