In this issue from LCMS’ Office of National Mission, you are provided insight into how society is changing the definition of traditional grandparent-grandchildren relationships. As these changes evolve over time, a few suggestions are listed as to how churches can help its elderly members build and strengthen healthy grandparent and grandchildren Christian relationships.
In this issue from LCMS’ Office of National Mission, you are provided insight into how older people, just like all people, struggle with depression and, in turn, cry out to Jesus Christ as they walk through difficult times. Some suggestions are given as to how churches can help its elderly members cope with depression and the blues.
This issue of Pastoral Education explores life in our seminary communities through the fresh eyes of new students and their families.
In this issue from LCMS’ Office of National Mission, you are provided insight into how older people are coping with and using the latest and greatest technology these days. Some suggestions are given as to how churches can include older adults when they use technology to reach their congregation members.
In this issue, you will read about the merger of Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) and Concordia University, Ann Arbor (CUAA). In addition, you will learn about the benefits Concordia students receive from participating in the Concordia International Studies Consortium (CISC) program.
In this issue from LCMS’ Office of National Mission, you are provided insight into why individuals over the age of 45 and have been married for more than just a few years split. The insight provided includes how Scripture directs all married couples to uphold the bond of marriage.
In this issue from LCMS’ Witness & Outreach Ministry, you will read about the work that has been done and is currently being done through The 72 program. You are provided feedback from a few congregations who have worked with The 72 this past year. In addition, links to resources are given for those congregations interested in contacting The 72 and having its representatives work with them.
This issue of Pastoral Education highlights two types of individuals who play a critical role in the pastoral-formation process for many future pastors: Concordia University System (CUS) school pre-seminary program directors and LCMS campus pastors.
LCMS international mission work abides in and by three tenets of the Christian faith: Baptism, catechesis and the Lord’s Supper. Within this insert, you’ll learn more about those three gifts and the way in which LCMS missionaries are sharing Christ’s Gospel to the ends of the earth!
LCMS national mission work is alive and vibrant. Its focus remains Witness, Mercy, Life Together right here in the United States, and staff seek to do that work—from Disaster Response to School Ministry—under a new umbrella: “Strong Faith. Fervent Love.”
This issue of Pastoral Education highlights some of the continuing education opportunities available through Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.