Among other business, the boards discussed the triennial mission emphasis established at the convention, “Making Disciples for Life.”
Rev. Dr. Steve Schave preaches a sermon based on Micah 6:6-8 during a Sending Service for national missionary Rev. Martin Schultheis on Nov. 19, 2019.
Gifts made throughout the 2019–22 National Offering cycle will bolster efforts to proclaim Christ in word and deed in challenging urban areas, to new immigrants, among college-age students, alongside partner-church missionaries, and in church-planting efforts both at home and abroad.
The event, which will take place Jan. 9–11 at The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod International Center in St. Louis, is open to all LCMS laypeople, pastors and church workers.
The Ministerial Care Coalition, a project of Concordia Plan Services, began in 2014 with the goal of fostering wide-ranging discussion and advocacy of worker wellness in the LCMS.
The Rev. William Weedon, International Center chaplain and director of LCMS Worship, has served in the dual position since its inception in 2012.
The Southern California “Defending Life” Conference was held Sept. 6-7 in Gardena, Calif.
Two resolutions — affirming the LCMS stances on beginning-of-life issues and biblical marriage — passed by wide margins on Sunday.
The resolutions addressed church planting, shared congregational ministry, campus ministry and the legacy of Rosa J. Young.
Open to both pastors and laity, the event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16–17, at Camp Okoboji in Milford, Iowa.
The new initiative will assist God’s people with resources and training as they witness to Christ and His eternal gifts.
“Building Up the Body: Worker-to-Worker” devotions offer words of Law and Gospel encouragement from one LCMS church worker to another.