The Rev. Dr. Frazier Norton Odom, former interim executive director of Black Ministry for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, died on April 20 at the age of 83.
Just weeks after Hurricane Laura hit the coast of Louisiana, Category 2 Hurricane Sally made landfall in Alabama, damaging LCMS churches and members’ homes.
The resolutions addressed church planting, shared congregational ministry, campus ministry and the legacy of Rosa J. Young.
The 38th Biennial Convention of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League will take place June 20–23 under the theme, “In Praise to the LORD!”
Gray, a graduate of CTSFW, spoke about the pastoral ministry and the history of LCMS Black Ministry.
The items from Concordia College Alabama — which closed in April — are available for research at Concordia Historical Institute in St. Louis.
Students, families, faculty and regents gathered on the campus of Concordia College Alabama on April 28 for the school’s 92nd and final commencement. Founded in 1922, the historically black Lutheran college closed its doors for good following the ceremony after a multi-year effort to stay open.
Its goal is to have at least five Rosa J. Young Academies established by 2027. The college preparatory schools are intended to honor and continue the legacy of missionary educator Dr. Rosa J. Young (pictured).
The group discusses ministry in prisons, jails and schools at its Jan. 18-20 gathering in Dallas.
The issue tackles questions such as “Should women be drafted?” and “Why doesn’t the LCMS ordain women?”
The LCMS turns its attention toward revitalization, work among Hmong and Hispanic peoples and establishing Rosa J. Young academies.
The Synod’s black pastors — many of whom graduated from Concordia College, Selma, Ala. — discuss how they can help the struggling school.
Some 300 people are treated to the first public showings of “The First Rosa: Teacher, Confessor, Church Planter,” a new docudrama that highlights the life of Dr. Rosa J. Young.
Delegates to the district’s 74th convention re-elect the Rev. Kurtis Schultz as district president.
Concordia College Alabama President Rev. Dr. Tilahun M. Mendedo shares his thoughts in this opinion piece.