Work is expected to be complete in time for the building’s dedication planned for May.
At its May 30-31 meeting, the Synod’s Board for National Mission continues work on refining policies and on a theological statement for mission.
The Board for International Mission votes to send 21 new missionaries into the field. Many were attending the Synod’s two-week orientation.
Church leaders — and later, congregations — are receiving a poster to help spread the word about the need for supporting the mission.
Chaplain Craig G. Muehler (pictured) of Springfield, Va., will succeed Chaplain Mark J. Schreiber as director of the Synod’s Ministry to the Armed Forces.