office of national mission

A ‘wall of water’: Iowa floods strike three LCMS congregations

A response to the June 22 flooding is underway.

BOD adopts $80.6M budget for FY25

The budget reflects an anticipated $78.6M in total revenue and net asset releases, $2.01M in board-designated releases, and a surplus of $51,000.

Specialized Care conference offers practical, theological insight

Specialized Care workers extend their congregation’s Word and Sacrament ministry by providing spiritual care to those in unique circumstances.

BNM, BIM hold spring meetings

Both boards reviewed the proposed budgets and provided feedback for their respective mission units, the Office of National Mission and Office of International Mission.

Black Clergy Caucus meets during ‘time of transition’

The Black Clergy Caucus of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod held its spring conference April 9–11 at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne.

New research informs worker wellness

In the coming months, LCMS Church Worker Wellness will be putting out content according to quarterly themes, focusing on one aspect of the Wellness Wheel at a time. 

Applications open for national development grants

Applications will be accepted between June 1 and Aug. 1.

God’s design for sexuality: Starting the conversation

In 2019 and 2023, the LCMS convention passed resolutions calling on the church to “address sexual orientation and gender identity issues” through intentional conversations.

Lutherans give witness to life and Christ

The March on the Arch is the largest annual pro-life demonstration in the St. Louis region.

In His image: Two sexes, one humanity

The differences between men and women are not something to apologize for but to celebrate.

YouthLead: Finding identity in Christ

Youth leaders gathered for training Feb. 29–March 3 at the Pallottine Renewal Center in St. Louis.

Response plan underway in Chile

The plan includes providing 40,000 meals to underserved families in Viña del Mar.

Worker wellness coalition meets for sharing, planning

The Ministerial Care Coalition gathered in Florida March 3–5.

Hybrid conference a ‘joyful conversation’ about stewardship

There is no cost to attend the conference, which offers both online and in-person options.

Campus ministry staff to gather in May

The LCMS U Campus Ministry Staff Conference is set for May 29–30 at Luther Memorial Chapel in Shorewood, Wis.