Gard, the 11th person to have served the university as president since its founding in 1864, became president in 2014.
The focus groups will provide the opportunity to give feedback crucial to helping workers and their families throughout the Synod.
Schools of Distinction are rated in the top 5 percent of overall school accreditation ratings.
Three historic LCMS congregations are rebuilding following catastrophic losses earlier this year.
The sixth module of the Synod’s ongoing program for fostering excellence in preaching is taught by the Rev. Dr. David H. Petersen.
More rain is predicted this week, and much of the state remains under a flood warning.
Dr. Rebecca Schmidt, former associate director of LCMS School Ministry, has accepted the call to serve as director, replacing Terry Schmidt (no relation), who retired July 2 after 15 years as director.
Registration for the 2019 LCMS Youth Gathering — set for July 11–15 in Minneapolis, Minn. — opens Oct. 17, with online data entry beginning Sept. 5.
Registration is open for “Witness,” the 2019 National LCMS Campus Ministry Conference, set for Jan. 2-5 on the campuses of Purdue University and Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Lutheran Bible Translators is partnering with Mekane Yesus Seminary in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to provide select seminarians with the opportunity to pursue a concentration in biblical languages and Bible translation skills as part of their pastoral preparation.
The Rev. Dr. Tom Ries, president of Concordia University, St. Paul, Minn., has announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2018–19 academic year.
Lutheran Friends of the Deaf, a Recognized Service Organization of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, is hosting a Bible camp for both deaf and hearing children, Aug. 13–15, in Mill Neck, N.Y.
DOXOLOGY, The Lutheran Center for Spiritual Care and Counsel, is partnering with the LCMS Office of National Mission to present two opportunities this fall to attend a conference on stewardship.
Lutheran Federal Credit Union is inviting nominations by Aug. 31 for its newly-created Volunteer Leadership Award, designed to “recognize and thank remarkable volunteer leaders.”
At its April 26–28 meeting, the LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations adopted a new report that focuses on the spiritual benefits of individual confession and absolution for both laity and pastors.