Witness

Being the Remnant Church: Embrace God’s Purpose for the Remnant

The purpose of the Remnant Church is to bear witness of Jesus in our world so that others would come to faith just as we have. God’s purpose in doing this through a remnant is that we would give Him the honor, praise, and glory that is due Him.

Being the Remnant Church: “Don’t Go to Egypt”

Being the Remnant Church is a call to the Cross … Our Savior’s urgent plea for His Remnant Church — for our sake as well as for the sake of those who are perishing around us — is “Don’t go to Egypt.”

Demographics and the Devil

Demographically speaking, the future is bleak for the LCMS. And that is the future that the devil would have us believe.

The Question of Revitalization

The church can be the church she is called to be without being liked, appreciated, or favored by the culture in which she exists. Indeed, we may even find that we can more readily be a faithful church when we are not liked, appreciated, or favored.

Leapfrogging Our Judea

Researchers have declared that our nation is now the third largest mission field in the world. Yet, we continue to think of mission work as something to do “over there.”

Revitalization: Abiding as the Declining Church

Revitalizing the declining church is a call to preserve our confession rather than our institution.

Putting Up Walls to Break Down Barriers

Church and neighborhood revitalization is alive and well in Fort Wayne, Ind., where the LCMS Office of National Mission, Lutheran Housing Support and three LCMS congregations have joined forces to rehab homes for underprivileged residents.

LCMS, LCC, NALC reps address common public-square witness

During the Dec. 16-17 consultation in St. Louis, participants also share about the work of each church body and discuss a range of other topics.

Convention adopts 11 more resolutions on witness

On the final day of the convention, delegates adopt resolutions supporting campus ministry and giving thanks for 100 years of work among Chinese peoples, among others.

Ready. Set. Go! LCMS sends 38 new missionaries to the four corners

Special “sending service” for 38 new Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) missionaries being sent to the four corners of the globe.

Kollbaum installed as Rural, Small Town Mission director

“You’re here today because our church has said, ‘We’re not giving up on rural America,’ ” says Missouri District President Rev. Ray Mirly at the installation of the Rev. Todd Kollbaum, new director of Rural and Small Town Mission.

A Witness among Mormons

by Gretchen Roberts When Salt Lake Lutheran High School was founded in 1984 as a cooperative among four area LCMS churches, the school faced several immediate and long-term challenges. For one, the real-estate mantra “location, location, location” was an ongoing…