Missouri Synod Lutherans release new mission-focused journal

For Immediate Release

Contact: Pamela Nielsen, 314-996-1215, @thelcms

Free scholarly publication launches March 26

ST. LOUIS, March 26, 2014—“Is there a uniquely Lutheran approach to mission?”

That question is at the heart of the Journal of Lutheran Mission, a new free electronic publication now available from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).

The debut issue of the journal, which launches March 26, features papers from the LCMS’ Summit on Lutheran Mission, a first-of-its-kind event held in November in San Antonio. Conference attendees focused their discussions around the question, “What is our Lutheran identity when it comes to mission?”

The scholarly journal “matters because mission matters,” said the Rev. Bart Day, executive director of the LCMS Office of National Mission. “Christ has given all things to the Church and the Church shares those gifts with the world.”

“The desire of the Journal of Lutheran Mission is to move beyond words, a missiology of rhetoric, to reflect the work of Christ through His Church globally,” added the Rev. Randy Golter, executive director of the LCMS Office of International Mission.

The journal’s list of contributing editors is extensive. It includes faculty from both LCMS seminaries, clergy from Germany to Madagascar, LCMS staff and two LCMS district presidents.

Published three times a year, the journal can be downloaded at www.lcms.org/journaloflutheranmission.

“It is our desire to follow the tradition of mission that led to the founding of the Missouri Synod, to highlight and expound good examples of Lutheran missiology and to raise the height and breadth of discussion on mission so that every member of the Missouri Synod prays for the mission of the church, engages in it and supports it, each according to his or her vocation,” said LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison.

About The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is a biblical, confessional, witness-oriented Christian denomination with 2.3 million members — 600,000 households — in 6,200 congregations. Through acts of witness and mercy, the church carries out its mission worldwide to make known the love of Jesus Christ. Learn more at www.lcms.org.

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