The Rev. James Krikava previously served as the regional director for the Synod’s work in Eurasia.
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COP, BOD meet in St. Louis
Among other items, the COP discussed the Concordia University System, and the BOD reviewed the Synod’s financial position.
Synod celebrates longtime servants Miller and Stroh
Krista Miller and Ross Stroh worked for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for a combined total of 55 years.
Mission boards look to convention
The LCMS Boards for International and National Mission met in January and February in St. Louis.
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.
BIM fills vacancies, issues calls
The LCMS Board for International Mission met in St. Louis Sept. 22–23.
‘What a joy’: Day of Thanksgiving celebrates missionaries
On Aug. 26, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod recognized the service of eight missionaries and missionary families who are retiring or leaving the field and welcomed one new missionary.
National Mission discusses chaplaincy, church planting
The LCMS Board for National Mission convened June 16–17 in St. Louis.
BIM plans for future, gives thanks for past blessings
The board met May 26–27 in St. Louis.
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.
Synod honors new and retiring missionaries
On May 6, the LCMS Office of International Mission hosted a Service of Thanksgiving and a subsequent ceremony to recognize five new missionary families and honor seven missionary families who have recently ended their service.
Podcast offers ‘5 minutes with a missionary’
The program offers a new way for people in the LCMS to get to know the Synod’s international missionaries.
Mission boards seek to connect with districts on Synod priorities
This past fall and winter, teams composed of one member each from the Boards for National and International Mission met in person or via Zoom with every district of the Synod.
Program ‘unpacks’ Synod’s international mission work
Missions Unpacked provides interactive, online resources that enable people to learn more about the Synod’s international mission work without ever leaving home.
Obituary: Rev. Bernhard M. Seter, former chairman of the LCMS Board for International Mission
The Rev. Bernhard M. Seter died on March 22 at the age of 69.
Lutherans around the world unite to support refugees
Refugees from Ukraine continue to escape to any place that will accept them.