Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs)

First Bethesda College class graduates in ‘opportunity of a lifetime’

Students with developmental disabilities receive Certificates of Applied Learning May 14 in Mequon, Wis.

LWML grant helps provide disaster-response trailers

The 26 trailers will increase the capacity of LCMS districts and congregations to respond to disasters in their own communities.

Workshop explores Church’s response to mental illness

More than 100 people attend LCMS Life Ministry’s “The Church and Mental Health” workshop April 9 at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

RSO Update (April 2016)

A listing of new LCMS Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs), those whose RSO status has been renewed and those whose RSO status has been removed.

Rural & Small Town Mission Conference set for Wichita

This year’s conference is planned for Nov. 3-5 in Wichita, Kan., under the theme “Mission at Home: Standing Where You Are Planted.”

Record need expected for Laborers to serve Bethesda

Laborers For Christ is assisting Bethesda Lutheran Communities with upkeep and maintenance on 188 of Bethesda’s 300 program sites in 14 states.

Board adopts resolution ‘to support Concordia College Alabama’

The LCMS Board of Directors is granting the college a total of up to $4 million by Dec. 1 — contingent on delivery of specified planning and operating results.

Ambassadors of Reconciliation sets 2016 conference

The organization’s second international conference is planned for May 5-7 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Charlotte, N.C.

In March’s ‘Lutheran Witness’

Mercy — from its scriptural foundation to how it appears in our daily lives — is the focus of the magazine’s March issue.

‘Stand’ grants enable mercy, witness outreach

Part of the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, $1 million is awarded in “Stand With Your Community” grants.

BNM meeting includes calls for strengthening Lutheran families

The Feb. 12-13 meeting of the LCMS Board for National Mission includes reports on Millennials and steady declines in Synod membership.

Synod to sponsor free workshop on mental illness

“The Church and Mental Health” is planned for Saturday, April 9, at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

LEA announces nine educator awards for 2016

Mark Muehl of Fort Wayne, Ind., is named to receive Lutheran Education Association’s top “Christus Magister” award.

LFC, Bethesda partnership aims to upgrade, maintain 170-plus sites

LCMS congregations may become engaged and offered volunteer opportunities in the new venture of Laborers For Christ and Bethesda Lutheran Communities.

Photo gallery: LWML presents grant checks to LCMS ministry leaders

Shelley Moeller, vice-president of Gospel Outreach for Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, presented grant checks to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and its ministry leaders on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at the International Center in Kirkwood, Mo.

Registration opens for Higher Things youth conferences

This summer’s conferences are set for June and July in Nashville, Tenn.; Cedar Falls, Iowa; and Fort Collins, Colo.