Urban and Inner-City Mission

Webinars, podcasts support urban mission, church planting

The online resources from LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission and LCMS Church Planting are available at no cost.

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission: Caring for the homeless

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission offers helpful resources to assist in caring for the marginalized, including the homeless and others in need.

Boards and Business – International, National Mission hold regular meetings

The LCMS Board for International Mission met May 30–31, and the LCMS Board for National Mission met June 14–15 in St. Louis.

‘Mission Field: USA’ new online tool ‘first of its kind’ in LCMS

The self-paced online tool is a companion to the Mission Field: USA guidebook.

Photo essay: Serving the homeless ‘anything but traditional’

Rev. John Suguitan and Deaconess Kelly Jacobs serve the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless in Cincinnati.

Empowerment Center, including Lutheran Hope Center, opens at Ferguson’s ‘ground zero’

LCMS missionary Rev. Micah Glenn and the Lutheran Hope Center are based there, along with community partners.

Convention delegates select emphases for national witness

The LCMS turns its attention toward revitalization, work among Hmong and Hispanic peoples and establishing Rosa J. Young academies.

Bringing God’s Word of hope and healing to Ferguson

Ferguson, Mo., native Rev. Micah Glenn is beginning his first call as a pastor with The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. He is the executive director of the Lutheran Hope Center in Ferguson and he will serve nearby Grace Lutheran Chapel in Bellefontaine Neighbors, Mo.

KFUO Audio: Interview about ‘Mission Field: USA’ with Rev. Schave, Rev. Burfeind

KFUO Radio host Andy Bates talks with Rev. Steve Schave, director, LCMS Church Planting, and Rev. Peter Burfeind about national mission work. Rev. Burfeind is a domestic missionary serving in campus ministry at the University of Toledo and in the struggling inner city of Toledo, Ohio, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church and Student Ministry.

Photo gallery: Service of Sending for new national missionaries

The Rev. Peter Burfeind and the Rev. Adam DeGroot were blessed and sent out as the first two “Mission Field: USA” national missionaries during a service on Jan. 12, 2016, at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis, Mo.

‘Stand Firm’ conference urges moving into city ‘mission field’

Those at the Oct. 12-14 conference hear that becoming an urban missionary can be as simple as relocating to a city and being involved neighbors who have connections to a local church.

UICM resources chronicle triumphs and tragedy of inner-city mission

Resources made available during the LCMS Urban & Inner City Mission (UICM) conference, Oct. 12-14 at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind., are now available online.

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission documentary: ‘We Believe in the Resurrection’

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Urban and Inner-City Mission presents a documentary that recounts the nearly five-year journey of a church and its community rebounding amid inner-city strife and socio-economic challenges.

‘My Night of Living Homeless’

In “My Night of Living Homeless,” the Rev. Steve Schave, the LCMS director of Urban & Inner-City Mission, narrates his firsthand experience of living among a group of inner-city homeless people in Cincinnati.

VBS groups give $92,000 for urban Lutheran schools

“Big City Mission: Tools for School” is the mission project included in Concordia Publishing House’s 2015 “Camp Discovery” vacation Bible school program.

Registration opens for Oct. 12-14 urban-ministry conference

The conference at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., will target ways the church can bring Christ’s love to America’s greatest mission fields.