Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs)

Ambassadors of Reconciliation makes staff changes

Founding President Ted Kober (left) is now the organization’s senior ambassador, and Dwight Schettler (right) serves as president.

3,000-plus Ethiopian pastors claim Amharic ‘Book of Concord’

After decades without the book in their language, Ethiopian pastors can use it to learn what it means to be Lutherans committed to scriptural faithfulness.

Registration opens for 2015 LFL National Conference

The 2015 Lutherans For Life National Conference is set for Oct. 30-31 in Petersburg, Ky., under the theme “Created, Redeemed, Called.”

Salemink to succeed Lamb as LFL director

The Rev. Michael Salemink of Lafayette, Ind., will succeed the Rev. Dr. James Lamb as the next executive director of Lutherans For Life.

DOXOLOGY: Finding Lutheran ‘voice’ on same-sex issues

Hosted by DOXOLOGY, the “Finding Our Voice” National Insight conference is set for Aug. 12-13 at Saint Louis University.

Lutheran Bible Translators relocating to Concordia, Mo.

The 50-year-old Bible-translation ministry plans to move to the campus of Saint Paul Lutheran High School by September.

Laborers strengthen outreach to Native American students

Laborers For Christ works with Lutheran Indian Ministries to build a new campus-ministry center at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kan.

Service Opportunities – July 2013

Jesus comes to serve you, and He does. He also has given you the gift of serving your neighbors — those people He has placed in your life. So, join us in receiving all that God has to give. Then turn right around in joyful service and love those in your midst. Thanks be to God, we know you can, and we pray you will.

Wheat Ridge announces ‘new, improved’ grant programs

Wheat Ridge Ministries in Itasca, Ill., has made changes to two grant programs that will enable grant applications to be submitted — and funded — more often.

Patton installed as coordinator of RSOs

Deaconess Cara Patton of Butte, Mont., is installed Sept. 9 as coordinator of the Synod’s Recognized Service Organizations program.

Open Arms sponsors retreat for child-care directors

The Open Arms Institute is sponsoring a Directors Retreat for child-care center directors and assistant directors July 31-Aug. 2 in Atlanta.

Lutheran, Catholic leaders discuss social-ministry challenges

The March 21 meeting in St. Louis brings together representatives of the LCMS, Lutheran Church—Canada and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.