Publications

Journal of Lutheran Mission: December 2017

Discover both the opportunities and challenges the Lutheran Church experiences 500 years after the Reformation.

Fall issue of For the Life of the World considers what is ‘Distinctly Lutheran’

The magazine is available at no cost in both print and digital form.

Journal of Lutheran Mission: August 2017

The essays focused on the role of theological education and individual catechesis.

LCMS Witness & Outreach: re:Vitality and Every One His Witness

re:Vitality and Every One His Witness are separate, robust programs designed to complement and build upon each other. re:Vitality equips congregations and Every One His Witness equips individuals — both with the same purpose: to join in God’s mission to seek and to save the lost.

Journal of Lutheran Mission: March 2017

Interested in learning about LCMS missions and missionaries who will be pioneers of global mission work right here in our own backyard?

Pastoral Education: March 2017 — Pastors in the public square

St. Paul in Athens (Acts 17) is an excellent example of a pastor speaking in the public square. What kind of formation needed to take place for Paul to speak the way he did in the Areopagus? First, he would need to have an in-depth understanding of the Holy Scriptures.

Journal of Lutheran Mission: Special Edition

Learn the key factor behind the decline in LCMS membership

Journal of Lutheran Mission: September 2016

Throughout time, the Church continues to reform and repent, dialogue and discern. This issue focuses on the community of believers who call themselves Lutheran and the confession they make as a result.

International Mission — Gospel-Bearing Tools: People, Policies, Protocols

The Board for International Mission — a group of pastors, church workers and laypeople elected by the Synod in convention — joyfully shoulders the responsibility of setting the policies that guide our international witness and mercy work, as it is carried out through the LCMS Office of International Mission (OIM).

Mission Work Today — May 2016

With missionaries on five continents, the reach of Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod mission work spans the globe. The LCMS works in unexpected places, revitalizing struggling churches and planting new churches.

Journal of Lutheran Mission: April 2016

Featuring papers from the recent LCMS Mission Summit, the April issue of the Journal of Lutheran Mission discusses and critiques seminary education and the importance of teaching the faith both at home and around the world.

Pastoral Education – January 2016

Starting in 2016, every pastor in the LCMS will have an opportunity to begin work on his continuing education portfolio toward participating in qualified continuing education experiences that will enhance his service to the church.

Journal of Lutheran Mission: December 2015

In the special December issue of the Journal of Lutheran Mission, church leaders from around the world offer insights from a recent International Lutheran Council meeting, discussing how Lutherans are poised to take the Reformation into the world.

Mercy Through Chaplains – September 2015

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Specialized Pastoral Ministry and Ministry to the Armed Forces military chaplains deliver Christ’s mercy through their words and service, providing much-needed spiritual care for His people in unique and challenging environments.

Journal of Lutheran Mission: September 2015

The September 2015 issue of The Journal of Lutheran Mission focuses on the 2015 Reformation celebration.

Pastoral Education – September 2015

The essentials of pastoral formation remain the same throughout the ages: Oratio, Meditatio, Tentatio (prayer, meditation, spiritual affliction and trial).