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‘Eyes of Life’ presents voice for life-issues discussion

Visitors to eyesoflife.org encounter others’ life stories and may post their own.

Rubke led Concordia University Texas in 1960s

A memorial service is set for Aug. 9 at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Santa Rosa, Calif., for the Rev. Dr. Walter C. Rubke, who died July 7.

ADF’s Baylor delves into legal issues facing LCMS schools

Attorney Gregory Baylor of Alliance Defending Freedom and LCMS ministry leaders address what schools can do and highlight a resource available in July.

‘Mission Field: USA’ launch includes sending two national missionaries

The Rev. Peter Burfeind and the Rev. Adam DeGroot are the first national missionaries for “Mission Field: USA,” the LCMS Office of National Mission’s new church-planting initiative.

LFC, Bethesda partnership aims to upgrade, maintain 170-plus sites

LCMS congregations may become engaged and offered volunteer opportunities in the new venture of Laborers For Christ and Bethesda Lutheran Communities.

LWML presents funding for four mission grants to Synod

The mission grants are among 19 adopted at the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League convention in June 2015.

Kiessling takes helm of LCMS Youth Ministry

The Rev. Mark Kiessling begins serving as director of LCMS Youth Ministry, succeeding the Rev. Dr. Terry K. Dittmer.

Youth Ministry launches crowdfunding project to feed 500,000

Starting Nov. 3, donors may give to the effort through Wheat Ridge Ministry’s “We Raise” crowdfunding website.

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.

Senator to discuss tax-exempt status with LCMS

Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) will discuss the issue in a “Free to be Faithful” webinar Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. Central time.

Task-force report on licensed lay deacons available

The Resolution 4-06A Task Force’s 32-page report and a two-page executive summary of the report are available for download.

Mid-South District returns Paavola to presidency

Delegates to the LCMS Mid-South District’s June 26-28 convention return the Rev. Dr. Roger C. Paavola to the district presidency by acclamation.

Ohio District elects Cripe to fourth term as president

The LCMS Ohio District re-elects the Rev. Terry Cripe of Defiance, Ohio, as president during its 21st convention, held June 25-27 in Ann Arbor, Mich.

SLED — equipping educators to lead critical mission field

Since 1996, the LCMS School Leadership Development Program has produced a pool of almost 400 potential administrative candidates.

Iowa District East re-elects Saunders president

Delegates to the LCMS Iowa District East convention, June 26-27 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, elect the Rev. Dr. Brian S. Saunders of Cedar Rapids by acclamation to his third three-year term.

Stoterau elected to sixth term in Pacific Southwest

The Rev. Dr. Larry A. Stoterau is elected to his sixth term as president of the LCMS Pacific Southwest District at its convention June 24-26 in Irvine, Calif.